Lobamba

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Lobamba
Location of Lobamba in Swaziland
Location of Lobamba in Swaziland
Coordinates: Coordinates: 26°28′S 31°12′E / 26.467°S 31.200°E / -26.467; 31.200
CountryEswatini
DistrictHhohho
Population
(1995)
 • Total10,000 (est)
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central African Time)

Lobamba is the legislative capital of Eswatini (which used to be called Swaziland). The Parliament of Eswatini and home of the Queen Mother are in this city. It is located in the west of the country, in the district of Hhohho. Its population is about 10,000 people.[1]

Lobamba is famous for two ceremonies. The Reed Dance is in August and September. This celebration is in honour of the Queen Mother. The Incwala Kingship, in December and January, is in honour of the King. These ceremonies include dancing, singing, and celebrations with traditional clothing.

The Embo State Palace, the Royal Kraal, Swazi National Museum, Swazi Parliament and a museum about Sobhuza II of Eswatini are in the town. The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Matsapha Airport lie nearby.

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  1. As of 1995