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Gaborone (Tswana IPA: [χa.bʊˈrʊ.nɪ]; /ˌɡæ.bəˈroʊ.niː/ or /ˌxɑː.bəˈroʊ.neɪ/, named after Chief Kgosi Gabarone) is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 191,776 based on a 2006 survey. It is the administrative capital of the South-East District as well as the sub-district of Gaborone. Locals often refer to the city as Gabs. Gaborone is situated between Kgale and Oodi Hills, on the Notwane River in the southeastern corner of Botswana, and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the South African border. The city is served by the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. Evidence shows that there have been inhabitants along the Notwane River for centuries. In more recent history, Chief Kgosi Gaborone left the Magaliesberg to settle in the area around 1880, and called the settlement Moshaweng. The city was then called Gaberones by the early European settlers. Gaberones, derived from Gaborone's Village, was named after Chief Gaborone of the BaTlokwa, whose home village, now...
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