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The town of Tsabong
The town of Tsabong
Tshabong is located in Botswana
Location in Botswana
Coordinates: 26°1′12″S 22°24′20″E / 26.02000°S 22.40556°E / -26.02000; 22.40556
CountryFlag of Botswana.svg Botswana
DistrictKgalagadi District
962 m (3,156 ft)
 • Total8,939
Time zone0200 UTC

Tsabong, also spelled Tshabong, is the administrative centre of the Kgalagadi District in Botswana. It is located in the Kalahari Desert. The population was 8939 at the 2011 census.[1]

The primary hospital in Tsabong serves a huge outlying area and includes several tuberculosis refuges where patients and their families can stay while undergoing lengthy outpatient treatment.

Near the town is the Tsabong kimberlite field, one of the largest diamondiferous kimberlite fields in the world.

Tsabong is the site of Botswana’s coldest recorded temperature, registering a temperature of −15.0 °C (5.0 °F).[2][when?] The record high temperature registered in Tsabong was 42.6 °C (108.7 °F).[2][when?]

The town is served by Tshabong Airport.

The Botswana Prison Service (BPS) operates the Tsabong Prison.[3]


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  1. ^ "2011 Botswana Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Botswana's Climate". Meteorological Services Botswana. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Prisons and Rehabilitation." (Archive) Government of Botswana. Retrieved on 26 March 2013.
Camels are used for patrol by the police in this area

Coordinates: 26°1′12″S 22°24′20″E / 26.02000°S 22.40556°E / -26.02000; 22.40556