|Districts of Botswana|
|Districts of Botswana. The seven urban districts are not shown.|
|Location||Republic of Botswana|
|Populations||3,598 (Sowa) – 576,064 (Central District)|
|Areas||17 km2 (6.6 sq mi) (Orapa) – 142,076 km2 (54,856 sq mi) (Central District)|
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Botswana is divided into 17 administrative districts: 10 rural districts and 7 urban districts. These are administered by 16 local authorities (district councils, city councils or town councils).
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Politics of Botswana takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Botswana is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Parliament of Botswana. The party system has been dominated by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has never lost power since independence. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana. Its agglomeration is home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
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