Gaborone - translation to french
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Gaborone - translation to french

Gaborone, Botswana; Gabarone; Gaberones; Gaberone; Capital of Botswana; New Canada, Botswana; Gaberone City; Gaberones Block; Gabarone, Botswana; Gaborone Senior Secondary School; Gaborone Private Hospital; Geography of Gaborone; Maitisong Theatre; Orapa House, Gaborone
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  • [[Sir Seretse Khama International Airport]] (GBE)
  • The [[National Assembly of Botswana]]
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  • Satellite View of Gaborone. North is to the left of the image.
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  • Gaborone Hindu temple
  • Ostriches at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Botswana
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  • A postage stamp circa 1943, the postmark reading "Gaborone's Village"
  • Watch house in Gaborone Game Reserve

Gaborone, capital of Botswana



Gaborone (UK: GAB-ə-ROH-nee, HAB-, US: GAH-bə-ROH-nee, -⁠nay, Tswana: [χabʊˈrʊnɛ]) is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 246,325 based on the 2022 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana. Its agglomeration is home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census.

Gaborone is situated between Kgale Hill and Oodi Hill, near the confluence of the Notwane River and Segoditshane River in the south-eastern corner of Botswana, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the South African border. The city is served by the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. It is an administrative district in its own right, but is the capital of the surrounding South-East District. Locals often refer to the city as GC or Motse-Mshate.

The city of Gaborone is named after Chief Gaborone of the Tlokwa tribe, who once controlled land nearby. Because it had no tribal affiliation and was close to fresh water, the city was planned to be the capital in the mid-1960s when the Bechuanaland Protectorate became an independent nation. The centre of the city is a long strip of commercial businesses, called "Main Mall" with a semicircle-shaped area of government offices to its east. Gaborone was once one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, and this has created problems with housing and illegal settlements. The city has also dealt with conflicts spilling into the country from Zimbabwe and South Africa during the 1980s.

Gaborone is the economic capital as well as the government capital; it is headquarters to numerous companies and the Botswana Stock Exchange. Gaborone is also home to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional economic community established in 1980. Many languages are spoken there, Setswana (Tswana) being the main tongue. English, Kalanga, and Kgalagadi are also spoken.

Pronunciation examples for Gaborone
1. when they built Gaborone, they built it
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2. places and they built kgotlas in Gaborone.
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3. So if you go to Gaborone, in Gabarone,
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Examples of use of Gaborone
1. Lors dun point de presse donné à Gaborone (Botswana) sur la situation économique, sociale et politique au niveau de la SADC, M.