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Where is Swaziland?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Swaziland covers 17,204 square kilometers of land and 160 square kilometers of water, making it the 160th largest nation in the world with a total area of 17,364 square kilometers.

Swaziland became an independent state in 1968, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Swaziland is 1,386,914 (2012) and the nation has a density of 81 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Swaziland is the Lilangeni (SZL). As well, the people of Swaziland are refered to as Swazi.

The dialing code for the country is 268 and the top level internet domain for Swazi sites is .sz.

Swaziland shares land borders with 2 countries: Mozambique, South Africa.

To learn more, visit our detailed Swaziland section.

Quick facts

Population 1,386,914
Density 80.6 / km2 ( 208.8 / mi2 )
Languages Swati, English
Independence Year 1968
Capital Mbabane (Hhohho)
Currency Lilangeni
GDP 3,400,422,936 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,452 (2014 data)
Land Area 17,204 km2 (6,642 mi2)
Water Area 160 km2 (62 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Mozambique, South Africa
Minimum Longitude 30.790
Maximum Longitude 32.140
Mininum Latitude -27.320
Maximum Latitude -25.720

What is the capital of Swaziland?

map showing the location of Swaziland
Location of Mbabane on a map.

Mbabane is the capital city of Swaziland. It has a population of 76,218, and is located on a latitue of -26.32 and longitude of 31.13.

Mbabane is also the political center of Swaziland, which is considered a Absolute Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Mbabane, the Capital Of Swaziland

City Mbabane
Country Swaziland
Population 76,218
Longitude 31.13333000
Latitude -26.31667000
Elevation 1209 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Swaziland

Rank City Population
#1Manzini110,537
#2Mbabane76,218

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.