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Location of Lobamba in Swaziland

Lobamba is the traditional and legislative capital of Swaziland, seat of the Parliament and residence of the Queen Mother. It is located in the west of the country, in the Ezulwini valley, 16 km from Mbabane, in the district of Hhohho. Its population is 5,800. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... The Parliament of Swaziland (Swazi: Libandla) consists of two chambers: The Senate (Upper Chamber) The House of Assembly (Lower Chamber) External link Parliament of Swaziland This politics-related article is a stub. ... Ntombi, Indovukazi of Swaziland (born ca. ... Location of Mbabane in Swaziland Mbabane, with an estimated population of 70,000 (2003), is the capital of Swaziland. ... Categories: Stub ...


Lobamba is famous for two ceremonies: the Reed Dance, celebrated in August and September in honour of the Queen Mother, and the Incwala Kingship, in December and January in honour of the King. These ceremonies include dancing, singing, and celebrations with traditional attire. The Umhlanga (Reed Dance) is a traditional dance where twenty to thirty thousand of Swazilands maidens congregate and dance for the king (currently Mswati III). ...


The Embo State Palace, the Royal Kraal, Swazi National Museum, Swazi Parliament and a museum dedicated to Sobhuza II of Swaziland lie in the town, while the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Matsapha Airport lie nearby. Sobhuza II of Swaziland Sobhuza II (July 22, 1899 – August 21, 1982) was a King of Swaziland. ... Matsapha Airport (IATA: MTS, ICAO: FDMS) is an airport located in Manzini, Swaziland. ...

Coordinates: 26°28′S, 31°12′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Lobamba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (118 words)
Lobamba is the traditional and legislative capital of Swaziland, seat of the Parliament and residence of the Queen Mother.
It is located in the west of the country, in the Ezulwini valley, 16 km from Mbabane, in the district of Hhohho.
Lobamba is famous for two ceremonies: the Reed Dance, celebrated in August and September in honour of the Queen Mother, and the Incwala Kingship, in December and January in honour of the King.
Lobamba --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust! (505 words)
According to traditional Swazi customs, Lobamba is the residence of the Ndlovukazi (“She Elephant”; the Queen Mother) and is thereby the spiritual home of the Swazi nation; in addition, it is the legislative capital of the country.
Situated in the eastern Ezulwini valley in the Middle Veld, Lobamba lies 11 miles (18 km) south of Mbabane, the modern administrative and judicial capital of Swaziland, and almost at the country's geographic centre.
As the principal royal kraal (an enclosed dwelling area belonging to a family) of the Swazi, Lobamba is the site of parliamentary buildings, an official residence of the king, the offices of the Swazi National Council, the National Archives and Museum, and the National Stadium.
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