Settlements in Botswan: Cities, Towns and Villages in Botswana, Gaborone, Palapye, Moshupa, Serowe, Francistown, Maun, Ghanzi, Hukuntsi

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General Books, 2010 - 128 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Cities, Towns and Villages in Botswana, Gaborone, Palapye, Moshupa, Serowe, Francistown, Maun, Ghanzi, Hukuntsi, Mochudi, Tshabong, Kopong, Kanye, Botswana, Kasane, Selebi-Phikwe, Shoshong, Gumare, Lobatse, Thamaga, List of Cities in Botswana, Ramotswa, Orapa, Mahalapye, Bobonong, Tlokweng, Molepolole, Sowa, Botswana, Masunga, Tobane, Letlhakane, Jwaneng, Shakawe, Satau, Nojane, Tutume, Tonota, Mogoditshane, Toteng, Ramokgwebana, Khoutsiri, Morupule, Eesterus. Excerpt: Gaborone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A postage stamp c.1943, the postmark reading "Gaborone's Village" Rev. Derek Jones, the first mayor of GaboroneEvidence 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 called Tlokweng, was across the river from the Government Camp, the name of the colonial government headquarters. The nickname, GC, comes from the name Government Camp. In 1890, Cecil John Rhodes picked Gaberones to house a colonial fort. The fort was where Rhodes planned the Jameson Raid. In 1965, the capital of the Bechuanaland Protectorate moved from Mafeking to Gaberones. When Botswana gained its independence, Lobatse was the first choice as the nation's capital. However, Lobatse was deemed too limited, and instead, a new capital city would be created next to Gaberones. The city was chosen because of its proximity to a fresh water source, its proximity to the railway to Pretoria, its central location among the central tr... More:

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