|See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for how BC can stand for Botswana.
Gaborone, capital of Botswana; 227,300 residents (2011). The city is located
on the Johannesburg-Bulawayo railway near the South African border. It became
the capital the year before independence in 1966; previously the colony was
administered from Mafeking in South Africa. Gaborone was then a great village;
it is now growing strongly with modern state administration, the country's
university and other service functions. However, this growth causes problems;
Initially (in 1962), Gaborone was planned based on a population of 20,000.
Despite its location on the Ngotwane River, water supply is one of the most