Mbabane, Swaziland’s capital and biggest city, with a population of 94,874 people.
In the Mdzimba Mountains, it is situated on the Mbabane River and its tributary, the Polinjane River.
Mbabane – Info Card
|TIME ZONE :|
|LANGUAGE :||English (official), siSwati (official)|
|RELIGION :||Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other 30%|
|AREA :||150 km2 (60 sq mi)|
|ELEVATION :||1,243 m (4,078 ft)|
|COORDINATES :||26°19′S 31°08′E|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 49.32%|
• Female: 50.68%
|ETHNIC :||African 97%, European 3%|
|AREA CODE :|
|POSTAL CODE :||H100|
|DIALING CODE :||+268|
|WEBSITE :||Official Website|
Climate of Mbabane
Mbabane has a gentler, more moderate humid subtropical climate due to its elevation.
Only four days of frost occur on average in the city each year. The average yearly temperature is 11 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) in July and 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) in January.
Geography of Mbabane
Mbabane is situated in the Mdimba Mountains, on the Mbabane River and its tributary, the Polinjane River, in the district of Hhohho, of which it is also the capital. The city’s average elevation is 1243 meters. Mbangweni, Sidwashini, Kent Rock, Sandla, Westridge Park, Malunge, New Checkers, Msunduza, and Vukutentele are some of the suburbs.
Economy of Mbabane
Ngwenya-Oshoek is Mbabane’s nearest border crossing with South Africa, and although siSwati is the predominant language, English is widely spoken. Mbabane, as well as Swaziland as a whole, is reliant on tourism and sugar exports. It also serves as a commercial centre for the local area, including neighboring tin and iron mines. The city contains two light industry sites.