Mbabane, estimated population 70,000 (2003), is the capital of Swaziland. Located in the Mdimba Mountains, it is an administrative center and a commercial hub for the surrounding region. Tin and iron are mined nearby.
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The busiest border post, in Swaziland, is at Nqwenya due to its proximity to the capital, Mbabane, and the fact that it lies on the direct road route from the major population centre in the Republic of South Africa.
Access to Swaziland, may be made through any of twelve border posts or the centrally located Matsapha airport with all four corners of the country accessible by tarred road.
The capital Mbabane, and the industrial hub of Manzini, are sophisticated business centers offering an upbeat alternative to the tranquility and sense of timeless found in more outlying areas.
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