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Mbabane(əmbäbä`nā), town (1996 est. pop. 58,100), capital of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), NW Eswatini, in the Mdimba Mts. It is primarily an administrative center but serves as a commercial hub for the surrounding agricultural region. Tin and iron are mined nearby.
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the capital of Swaziland. Linked by highway with the railroad leading to the port of Lourenc,o Marques (Mozambique). Population, 17,800 (1972). Asbestos is mined nearby (the Havelock mine).
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the capital of Swaziland, in the northwest: administrative and financial centre, with a large iron mine nearby. Pop.: 71 000 (2005 est.)
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