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Lobamba is the legislative capital of Eswatini (which used to be called Swaziland). The Parliament of Eswatini and home of the Queen Mother are in this city. It is located in the west of the country, in the district of Hhohho. Its population is about 10,000 people.[6]

Lobamba
City
Lobamba is located in Eswatini
Lobamba
Lobamba
Coordinates: 26°25′0″S 31°10′0″E / 26.41667°S 31.16667°E / -26.41667; 31.16667Coordinates: 26°25′0″S 31°10′0″E / 26.41667°S 31.16667°E / -26.41667; 31.16667
Country Eswatini
DistrictHhohho
Elevation694 m (2,277 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total11,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST[2])
Area code(s)416 (country code +268)[3]
ISO 3166 codeSZ/SWZ[4]

Lobamba is famous for two ceremonies. The Reed Dance is in August and September. This celebration is in honour of the Queen Mother. The Incwala Kingship, in December and January, is in honour of the King. These ceremonies include dancing, singing, and celebrations with traditional clothing.

The Embo State Palace, the Royal Kraal, Swazi National Museum, Swazi Parliament and a museum about Sobhuza II of Eswatini are in the town. The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Matsapha Airport lie nearby.

NotesEdit

  1. Elevation of Lobamba,Swaziland Elevation Map, Topo, Contour. Floodmap.net. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  2. Lobamba. Time Zone Genius. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  3. Lobamba. Archived 2014-04-23 at the Wayback Machine Phone Area Code Dialing. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  4. Lobamba. PostCodesDB. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  5. Lobamba. GeoPostCodes. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  6. As of 1995