Districts of Botswana

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Districts of Botswana
Districts of Botswana (image map).svg Districts of Botswana. The seven urban districts are not shown.
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Botswana
Number17 Districts
Populations3,598 (Sowa) – 576,064 (Central District)
Areas17 km2 (6.6 sq mi) (Orapa) – 142,076 km2 (54,856 sq mi) (Central District)
GovernmentDistrict government
Subdivisions Sub-district

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). [1] [2]

DistrictPopulationArea (km2)Density (/km2)
Gaborone City231,5921691,370
Francistown City98,961791,253
Lobatse Town29,00742691
Selebi-Phikwe Town49,41150990
Jwaneng Town18,008100180
Orapa Town9,53117561
Sowa Township3,59815922.63
Southern District 197,76728,4706.9465
South-East District 85,0141,78047.76
Kweneng District 304,54931,1009.793
Kgatleng District 91,6607,96011.515
Central District 576,064142,0764.054619
North-East District 60,2645,12011.770
Ngamiland District 152,284109,1301.39544
Chobe District 23,34720,8001.1225
Ghanzi District 43,095117,9100.365491
Kgalagadi District 50,752105,2000.48243
Total [note 1] 2,024,904570,1623.551454
  1. Census report has total area as 581730 km2, which presumably includes water area.

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  1. "2011 Population & Housing Census Analytical Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  2. Botswana Government Ministries & Authorities Archived 2017-06-06 at the Wayback Machine