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The capital of Botswana, in the southeast part near the South African border. It was founded c. 1890.
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(Placename) the capital of Botswana (since 1964), in the extreme southeast. Pop: 186 007 (2001). Former name: Gaberones
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(ˌgɑ bəˈroʊ ni, ˌgæb ə-)

the capital of Botswana, in the SE part. 110,973. Formerly, Gaberones.
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Noun1.Gaborone - capital and largest city of Botswana in the extreme southeast
Botswana, Republic of Botswana - a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
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Assistant Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Mr Itumeleng Moipisi, says there is no date for the next allocation of residential plots in Gaborone due to unavailability of land.
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