City of Francistown
Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana, with a population of about 113,500 inhabitants according to the 2011 census. Known as the "Northern Capital" it is located in eastern Botswana, about 400 km north-northeast of the capital, Gaborone. Francistown is located at the confluence of the Tai and Inchwe rivers, near the Shashe River and about 90 km from the border with Zimbabwe. The city was the center of the first African gold rush and is still surrounded by old abandoned mines.