Botswana

Twice the size of Arizona, Botswana is in south-central Africa, bounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Most of the country is near-desert, with the Kalahari occupying the western part of the country. The eastern part is hilly, with salt lakes in the north.


What's happening in Botswana


  • Tonota is a village located in the Central District of Botswana The people in Tonota are said to be Bakhurutshe who fought against some other tribes they found there and after winning the war, they owned the land and they became 'Ba bina kgama le phofu' The name Tonota is said to be spelled THONOTHA (pronounced DONOTHA) in natural Sekhurutshe but was changed to Tonota due to the influence of the Tswana Languages

  • Pilikwe is a rural village in Central District in Botswana It was founded by Kgosi Tshekedi Khama of Bangwato The current chief of the village is Kgosi Gasebalwe Seretse

  • Palapye is a growing town in Botswana, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (170 km (106 mi) from Francistown and 240 km (149 mi) from Gaborone) Over the years its position has made it a convenient stopover on one of Southern Africa's principal north–south rail and road routesLocated here is the Morupule Colliery coal mine, which supplies Morupule Power Station, Botswana's principal domestic source of electricity

  • Mmadinare is a village that is located in the Central District of Botswana, 15 kilometers from Selibe Phikwe The village is slowly growing into a town, with a population estimate of about 13 000 (estimates from the 2004 census) people of different tribes including Bangwato, Batalaote, Babirwa, and others Mmadinare is located in the center of hills; like other villages in Southern Africa it was started during wars and hills were used as a form of protection from enemies, as they were able to see them from a distance

  • Gabane is a village in Kweneng District of Botswana It is located 15 km (10 mi) west of Gaborone, the capital of Botswana The population was 10,399 in 2001 census, making it the fourth largest settlement in Kweneng

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