Mbabane

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MBabane
Coordinates: 26°19′S 31°8′E / 26.317°S 31.133°E / -26.317; 31.133Coordinates: 26°19′S 31°8′E / 26.317°S 31.133°E / -26.317; 31.133
Country Swaziland
District Hhohho
Population (2003)
 • Total 70,000 (est)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)

Mbabane is the capital city of the African country of Swaziland. It is on the Mbabane River and the Polinjane River in the Mdimba Mountains. The city is in the district of Hhohho. Mbabane is the capital of Hhohho. The city has an estimated population of 70,000 people.

The town grew after the country's administrative centre moved from Manzini in 1902. It is also the commercial center for the surrounding region. Tin and iron are mined nearby.

siSwati is the main language of the city but many people also speak English. The economy of Mbabane, and Swaziland itself, is based on tourism and sugar exports.