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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).

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.

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.

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

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