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Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana.

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Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana.

There is a definite city centre based around the train station and the government enclave of Khama Crescent. However, numerous shopping malls are dotted all over the city diluting the prominence of the centre.

Gaborone is a year-round destination, although the rainy season (usually January to March) is generally the least appealing time to be in the city.

The most pleasant weather is, like the rest of Botswana, usually from May to September, although nights can be chilly. The week-long Maitisong Festival in late March or early April is a great time to be in Gabs, with the best in Botswana live performances enlivening the city.

Gaborone is a safe city by African standards and a welcome respite from the tension on the streets of some South African cities. Crime does happen here (mostly pick-pocketing and petty theft, with occasional muggings) although most visitors encounter no problems. Even so, it pays to be careful.

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