Location of Mopipi

Mopipi is a village in Central District of Botswana. It is located close to Makgadikgadi Pan. The population was 3,066 in 2001 census.[1] This area has witnessed steady aridification and desertfication since the Pleistocene, but perhaps most dramatically since the 19th century.[2] In particular, the Boteti River used to flow year around in this area[2] on its way to discharge to the Makgadikgadi Pans,[3] but presently this flow is only in the rainy season.


  1. "Distribution of population by sex by villages and their associated localities: 2001 population and housing census". Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
  2. 1 2 Michael Main (2001) African Adventurer's Guide to Botswana, Published by Struik, ISBN 978-1-86872-576-2. 304 pages
  3. C. Michael Hogan (2008) Makgadikgadi, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham

Coordinates: 21°12′7″S 24°52′6″E / 21.20194°S 24.86833°E / -21.20194; 24.86833

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