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Location of Gaborone in Botswana
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Location of Gaborone in Botswana

Gaborone (pron. IPA [xɑ.bə'ro.neɪ]), estimated population 186,000 (2001), is the capital of Botswana. Gaborone is located at 24°40′S 25°55′E[1]. Before 1969, the city was known as Gaberones[2]. Popularly known as Gabs. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x958, 224 KB) NASA World Wind screenshot. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x958, 224 KB) NASA World Wind screenshot. ... Image File history File links BW-Gaborone. ... Image File history File links BW-Gaborone. ... Pronunciation refers to: the way a word or a language is usually spoken; the manner in which someone utters a word. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ...

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Map of Gaborone

Gaberones replaced Mafeking as the capital of the Bechuanaland Protectorate in 1965. Mafeking (now Mafikeng) was outside the Bechuanaland Protectorate, in what is now the North West Province of South Africa, an odd arrangement that dated from the early colonial period. When the Protectorate became independent, Botswana needed a capital city within its territory; earlier it had been thought Lobatse might serve as capital but it was decided that it would be too limited, and instead a new capital city would be created adjacent to Gaberones, a small colonial administrative settlement. The name was originally Gaberones, from Gaborone's Village, following the early practice of referring to African tribal capitals by the name of the chief, in this case Chief Kgosi Gaborone of the BaTlokwa, whose village, now called Tlokweng, was just across a river from the "Government Camp" (colonial government headquarters). The old Gaberones became a suburb of the new Gaborone, and is now known as "the Village". The abbreviation "Gabs" has survived as the abbreviation for Gaborone and is sometimes used in speech. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1231x1788, 107 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1231x1788, 107 KB) Summary http://www. ... Mafikeng is the capital of the North West Province, South Africa, 870 miles NE of Cape Town and 492 miles SSW of Bulawayo by rail, and 162 miles in a direct line W by N of Johannesburg. ... The Bechuanaland Protectorate (BP) was a protectorate established on March 31, 1885 by Britain in the area of what is now Botswana. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Mafikeng is the capital of the North West Province, South Africa, 870 miles NE of Cape Town and 492 miles SSW of Bulawayo by rail, and 162 miles in a direct line W by N of Johannesburg. ... Categories: South Africa stubs | North West Province | Provinces of South Africa ... Tlokweng is a town located in the South-East District of Botswana. ...


The new city, Gaborone, has a relatively good water supply, which has facilitated growth. Originally it was planned to be quite a small town, but it has grown rapidly.


Nearby manganese and asbestos mines have led to industrial expansion. General Name, Symbol, Number manganese, Mn, 25 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 7, 4, d Appearance silvery metallic Atomic mass 54. ... Fibrous asbestos on muscovite Asbestos Asbestos Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos quicklime from Greek ἄσβεστος: a-, not; sbestos, extinguishable) describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. ...


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) makes its headquarters in Gaborone; the organization was formed in 1980 to increase economic cooperation among its members and reduce dependence on South Africa. Gaborone is the seat of the University of Botswana. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The University of Botswana was set up in 1982 as the first higher education institution in Botswana. ...


Today Gaborone is a vibrant cosmopolitan capital, and although small in size, is a melting pot of diverse cultures and practices. The University of Botswana, the nation's largest tertiary education facility, is a rapidly growing institution. The main campus is located in central Gaborone, and hosts students primarily from different parts of Botswana, as well as a large expatriate student body. The university's new library (added in 2001) is the largest public library in Southern Africa.


The international airport Sir Seretse Khama International Airport provides access to the country. Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is the main international airport of Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana. ...


References

  • Bruce Bennett, "A note on place names, historical terms, etc.", [3]

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