Districts of Botswana

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Districts of Botswana
Districts of Botswana (image map).svgDistricts of Botswana. The seven urban districts are not shown.
CategoryUnitary State
LocationRepublic 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
SubdivisionsSub-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).[1][2]

District Population Area (km2) Density (/km2)
Gaborone City 231,592 169 1,370
Francistown City 98,961 79 1,253
Lobatse Town 29,007 42 691
Selebi-Phikwe Town 49,411 50 990
Jwaneng Town 18,008 100 180
Orapa Town 9,531 17 561
Sowa Township 3,598 159 22.63
Southern District 197,767 28,470 6.9465
South-East District 85,014 1,780 47.76
Kweneng District 304,549 31,100 9.793
Kgatleng District 91,660 7,960 11.515
Central District 576,064 142,076 4.054619
North-East District 60,264 5,120 11.770
Ngamiland District 152,284 109,130 1.39544
Chobe District 23,347 20,800 1.1225
Ghanzi District 43,095 117,910 0.365491
Kgalagadi District 50,752 105,200 0.48243
Total[note 1] 2,024,904 570,162 3.551454
  1. ^ Census report has total area as 581730 km2, which presumably includes water area.

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