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The town of Tsabong
The town of Tsabong
Tsabong 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
Country Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
District Kgalagadi District
Elevation 962 m (3,156 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,939
Time zone 0200 UTC
Climate BWh

Tsabong or Tshabong is the administrative centre of the Kgalagadi District, Botswana. It is located in the Kalahari Desert. The population was 8939 in 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.

The town is served by Tshabong Airport.

The Botswana Prison Service (BPS) operates the Tsabong Prison.[2]


  1. ^ "2011 Botswana Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  2. ^ "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