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Districts of Botswana
Districts of Botswana (image map).svgDistricts of Botswana. The seven urban districts are not shown.
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Botswana
Number 17 Districts
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)
Government District 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).

District Population
Gaborone City 231592
Francistown City 98961
Lobatse Town 29007
Selebi-Phikwe Town 49411
Jwaneng Town 18008
Orapa Town 9531
Sowa Township 3598
Southern District 197767
South-East District 85014
Kweneng District 304549
Kgatleng District 91660
Central District 576064
North-East District 60264
Ngamiland District 152284
Chobe District 23347
Ghanzi District 43095
Kgalagadi District 50752
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