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Tlokweng is located in Botswana
Coordinates: 24°40′S 25°58′E / 24.667°S 25.967°E / -24.667; 25.967
Country Botswana
District South-East District
Elevation 1,002 m (3,287 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 35,982
Time zone GMT +2
Climate BSh

Tlokweng is a village located directly adjacent to the capital of Botswana, Gaborone, in the South-East District. It can be considered part of the conurbation of Gaborone. Tlokweng stands on the other side of the river, and is on the road to the border with South Africa, the border post being just 15 km to the east. The population was 35,982 at the 2011 census. It is now part of Gaborone agglomeration, home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The tribe originating from Tlokweng is referred to as Batlokwa. Many people from across Botswana have come to seek permanent and sometimes temporary settlement in Tlokweng because of its proximity to the capital city where most jobs are.[2]

In literature[edit]

Tlokweng is associated with a main character in the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith. The protagonist, Mma Precious Ramotswe, marries Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, born and raised in Tlokweng. J.L.B. Matekoni is the proprietor of a garage in Gaborone named "Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors".


Coordinates: 24°40′S 25°58′E / 24.667°S 25.967°E / -24.667; 25.967