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ID: 1088036
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Gaborone (inhabited place)  Gaborone (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 24 38 47 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -24.6460  decimal degrees
Long: 025 54 43 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.9110  decimal degrees

Note: Seat of government of Botswana since 1965, one year before it became independent of Britain; the site of government offices, parliament buildings, a hospital, a cathedral, banks & radio station; has a university, national museum & art gallery.

Names:
Gaborone (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1969
Gaberones (H,V)  ............ until 1969
Gaberones Village (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Botswana (nation)  ........  Botswana (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Gaborone (town council)  ............  Gaborone (town council) (P)
Hierarchy of Gaborone (inhabited place)  ................  Gaborone (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded ca. 1890 by African chief Gaborone Matlapin
town (C)
national capital (C)
transportation center (C)
educational center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Botswana .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000150]

Sources and Contributors:
Gaberones..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) V, 68
Gaberones Village..........  [VP]
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 31 July 2014
Gaborone..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 319
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) V, 68
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 31 July 2014
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 68
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 319
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) V, 68
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 31 July 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 68
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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