From World Afropedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Location within Botswana
Location within Botswana
Country Botswana
 • Total147,730 km2 (57,040 sq mi)
 (2001 census)
 • Total563,260
 • Density3.8/km2 (9.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)

Central is the largest of Botswana's districts in terms of area and population. It encompasses the traditional homeland of the Bamangwato people. Some of the most politically connected Batswana have come from the Central District, including former President Sir Seretse Khama, former President Festus Mogae, and current President Lt. General Seretse Ian Khama.

Main population centers in Central include Palapye and Serowe, two of Africa's largest traditional villages. The district also contains tributaries of the Limpopo River, which are prone to flash floods when sudden rainstorms drain eastward into the Limpopo.

In the northeast, Central borders Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South Provinces, and in the southeast Central borders South Africa's Limpopo Province. Domestically, it borders the following districts:


Sub-districts of Central District include:

Natural resources

There exist conflicts between agricultural expansion and protection of indigenous wildlife within the Central District.[1] There are several seasonal rivers in the district including the Boteti River and the Lepashe River, whose flows in the rainy season reach the Makgadikgadi Pans.

See also


  • Jan Petter, Huberth Hansen and Arvid Lillethun, Resource utilization in the Central District CFDA, Botswana: with special reference to arable farming systems and conflicts in resource management - livestock versus wildlife

Line notes

  1. J.Petter, H. Hansen and A. Lillethun

af:Sentraal distrik, Botswana ast:Distritu Central (Botsuana) bg:Централна област (Ботсвана) de:Central District (Botsuana) es:Distrito Central (Botsuana) eu:Erdialdea (Botswana) fr:District central (Botswana) it:Distretto Centrale (Botswana) lt:Centrinis rajonas nl:Central (Botswana) ja:セントラル地区 (ボツワナ) no:Central District (Botswana) pl:Dystrykt Centralny (Botswana) pt:Central (distrito de Botswana) ro:Districtul Central, Botswana ru:Центральный округ (Ботсвана) fi:Central District sv:Central (Botswana) zh:中部區 (博茨瓦納)