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Botswana Politics

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Political System of 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 serious problems.

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