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Mbabane

capital of Eswatini

Mbabane is the capital city of the African country of Eswatini. It is on the Mbabane River and the Polinjane River in the Mdimba Mountains. The city is in the district of Hhohho and is also the district capital. The city has an estimated population of 70,000 people.

Mbabane
A street in downtown Mbabane
A street in downtown Mbabane
Mbabane is located in Eswatini
Mbabane
Mbabane
Location of Mbabane in Eswatini
Coordinates: 26°19′S 31°08′E / 26.317°S 31.133°E / -26.317; 31.133
Country Eswatini
DistrictHhohho
Founded1902
Area
 • Total81.76 km2 (31.57 sq mi)
Elevation
1,243 m (4,078 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total94,874
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Postal code
H100
ClimateCwb
Websitewww.mbabane.org.sz

The town grew after the country's administrative centre moved there from Manzini in 1902. It is also the commercial center for the surrounding region. Tin and iron are mined nearby.

siSwati is the main language of the city but many people also speak English. The economy of Mbabane, like the country as a whole, is based on tourism and sugar exports.