Gaborone (Tswana IPA: [χabʊˈrʊnɛ][missing tone]; English /ˌɡæbəˈroʊniː/ ga-bə-roh-nee) 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.Its agglomeration is home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
Many soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are produced in factories in Botswana, including Fanta and Coca-Cola. Local brands are Castle and Lion beers. Milk is fermented to make madila (sour milk) which is eaten on its own or added to porridge. A favorite non-alcoholic homemade drink is ginger beer.