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Location of Mbabane in Swaziland
Location of Mbabane in Swaziland

Mbabane, with an estimated population of 70,000 (2003), is the capital of Swaziland. It is located on the Mbabane River and its tributary the Polinjane River in the Mdimba Mountains at 26°19' South, 31°8' East (-26.31667, 31.1333). [1] Image File history File links LocationMbabane. ... Image File history File links LocationMbabane. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ...


The town grew after the nation's administrative centre moved from Manzini in 1902. It is also a commercial hub for the surrounding region, while tin and iron are mined nearby. Administrative Centre (in Norwegian administrativt senter) is often used in Norway to refer to a county town, or the place where the central administration of a Norwegian commune is located. ... Location of Manzini in Swaziland Manzini is a market town in central Swaziland and is the nations main industrial centre. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tin, Sn, 50 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Atomic mass 118. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ...


Mbabane's closest border crossing to South Africa is Ngwenya-Oshoek, and though siSwati is the primary language, English is widespread. Mbabane, and Swaziland itself, thrive on tourism and sugar exports. Swati (also known as siSwati and Swazi) is a Bantu language spoken in Swaziland and South Africa. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Magnification of typical sugar showing monoclinic hemihedral crystal stucture. ...


The average annual temperature is 15°C in July and 22°C in January [1].


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Source

  • The Cambridge Factfinder, fourth edition.


Coordinates: 26°19′S 31°08′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Mbabane Information (118 words)
Mbabane, with an estimated population of 70,000 (2003), is the capital of Swaziland.
Mbabane's closest border crossing to South Africa is Ngwenya-Oshoek, and though siSwati is the primary language, English is widespread.
Mbabane, and Swaziland itself, thrive on tourism and sugar exports.
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