Gaborone · Population

Question: What is the population of Gaborone? Answer: Gaborone, Botswana (Administrative unit: South East) - last known population is ≈ 231 600 (year 2011). This was 11.083% of total Botswana population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (+2.22%/year), Gaborone population in 2018 would be: 269 997*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1971-1981] +12.48 %/year
[1981-1991] +8.39 %/year
[1991-2001] +3.37 %/year
[2001-2011] +2.22 %/year


GPS coordinates: -24.628, 25.923

Local time in Gaborone: 09:08 Tuesday GMT+2.

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Gaborone on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1971c, 1981c, 1991c, 2001c, 2011c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Central Statistical Office, Republic of Botswana En.
Population And Housing Census 2011, Analytical Report (ret. 2018-03-22, archived: 2015-06-02. PDF, 4.35 MB, p. 171)
List of cities in Botswana (DE, Wikipedia) In German, ret.2018-03-22
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).