Largest Cities in Eswatini

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Swaziland

Official languages: English, Siswati
Capital: Mbabane
Area: 17,363 km²
Population: 1.4 million residents
Population density: 77.98 residents per km²
Currency: SZL
Internet TLD: .sz
ISO codes: SZ, SWZ, 748
The dialing code for Swaziland is +268

Flag of Swaziland

The background of the flag of Swaziland, which was adopted in 1968, consists of a total of five horizontal stripes. The top and bottom stripes are blue, followed by two narrower yellow stripes, and a wide red stripe spreads across the middle. In the middle of the red stripe is a white and black Emasoch shield, and behind it are two spears and a staff. Both ends of the staff and the shield itself are decorated with purple-blue feathers of the rooster and turak species. The shield with arms is meant to symbolize the Swazis’ readiness to fight for their territory at any time, and the tufts of feathers represent the Swazi royal dynasty. The dark red color of the widest stripe represents the blood spilled in past battles, and the black and white colors on the shield are meant to symbolize racial tolerance in the country.


Flag of Swaziland

Swaziland (German: [ˈsvaːzilant], English: [ˈswɑːzɪlænd]) is a state in southern Africa. The Kingdom of Swaziland is the second smallest state on the African continent after Gambia. It borders South Africa and Mozambique. See Swaziland Location on World Map. The form of government is a monarchy. Originally, Swaziland was to be called Ngwana after independence from the United Kingdom.

On April 19, 2018, King Mswati III declared. in a speech that the English-speaking name of the country should in future be Kingdom of eSwatini ( Land of the Swazis ). The United Nations, the German Foreign Office and the Austrian Foreign Ministry have already confirmed the name change.

Biggest Cities of Swaziland by Population

Mbabane is the largest and capital city of Eswatini with a population of about 110,000 people. Located in the highveld region of Eswatini, Mbabane is a modern city known for its lively markets and cultural attractions. Visitors to Mbabane can explore interesting sites such as The King Sobhuza II Memorial Park which serves as a tribute to the country’s former king; The Royal Botanical Gardens which are home to over 500 species of plants; and The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary which offers visitors an opportunity to observe some of the country’s unique wildlife. Additionally there are several markets selling traditional goods like wood carvings, pottery and baskets alongside great restaurants serving traditional dishes like sishwala (stewed beef) or umleqwa (chicken cooked in peanut sauce).

The second largest city in Eswatini is Manzini with a population of around 80,000 people. Located in the lowveld region of Eswatini, Manzini is an important commercial center for nearby villages. Visitors to Manzini can explore interesting sites such as KaKhoza Nature Reserve which features a variety of wildlife including zebras and giraffes; Ezulwini Valley with its beautiful hills, valleys and rivers; and Somhlolo National Stadium which hosts local sports events including soccer matches. Additionally there are several markets selling local goods like hand-crafted jewelry alongside great restaurants serving traditional dishes like bhutiya (cornmeal porridge) or chakalaka (spicy vegetable stew).

The third largest city in Eswatini is Nhlangano with a population around 40,000 people. Located on the banks of Ngwavuma River near the border with South Africa, Nhlangano is an important trading post for nearby villages. Visitors to Nhlangano can explore interesting sites such as Mlawula Nature Reserve which features some unique wildlife including antelopes and elephants; Malolotja Nature Reserve where visitors can observe some rare birds like bald ibis; and Mantenga Cultural Village showcasing traditional Swazi culture including music, dance, artifacts and crafts. Additionally there are several markets selling local goods like spices alongside great restaurants serving traditional dishes like sishwala (stewed beef) or mbuzi choma (barbequed goat).

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Manzini, Swaziland 110,648 -26.4988 31.38
2 Mbabane, Swaziland 76,329 -26.3167 31.1333
3 Big Bend, Swaziland 10,453 -26.8167 31.9333
4 Malkerns, Swaziland 9,835 -26.5667 31.1833
5 Nhlangano, Swaziland 9,127 -27.1122 31.1983
6 Mhlume, Swaziland 8,763 -26.0333 31.85
7 Hluti, Swaziland 6,874 -27.2167 31.6167
8 Siteki, Swaziland 6,263 -26.4525 31.9472
9 Piggs Peak, Swaziland 5,861 -25.9608 31.2467
10 Lobamba, Swaziland 4,668 -26.4667 31.2

Eswatini: Mbabane

According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Eswatini is called Mbabane. You can find them in the Mdimba Mountains in the Highveld. About 90,000 people live in Mbabane. In addition to the city of Manzini, it is also the center of the country’s administration and economy. The city is named after a ruler named Mdabane Kunene, who lived around 1902, during the time of the British Protectorate.

Neighboring countries of Swaziland