Mbabane - Swaziland's capital
It is unclear what kind of city is considered important inThis African nation. On the one hand, it is known that the official capital of Swaziland - Mbabane is, is both the administrative center of the district with a funny name to our ears Hoho. On the other hand, all sources indicate that there is a second, royal and parliamentary capital city lobamba.
Interesting facts about the capital of Swaziland
The famous Wikipedia tells quite a bitinformation on the state capital, is located in the south-eastern part of the Black Continent. Firstly, it is known that the Mbabane is one of the smallest capitals in the world, its population does not even reach 100 thousand people. Second, the original purpose of settlement - the fortress, based on the border of XVII - XVIII centuries. and served as the locals shelter from numerous external enemies. The third interesting fact - near the Swaziland capital discovered a large deposit of asbestos is sufficient, it is now the active development is underway.
Another surprising fact - the capital of Swaziland has already two twin city. One of them - fairly well-known Taipei, located in the Republic of China, the second - Fort Worth (USA).
Natural and cultural attractions
Perhaps Mbabane and bright prospects,but today the capital of Swaziland is not very interesting for tourists. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the city is practically no interesting historical sites and monuments. On the other hand, the city can not boast of and the presence of modern architectural masterpieces that would attract travelers from around the world. To do this, go to the second capital - lobamba to see, for example, the Royal Palace Embo - the name it is clear that this place of residence of the President.
From natural attractions,Mbabane is located in the vicinity, guests of the country recovered: Natural Park and Reserve Malolotzha. Natural Park, which has a beautiful name Mlilvane, located in a picturesque place - surrounded by a toothed peak Nonyan. Traveling around the territory, you can find zebras and giraffes, crocodiles and hippos. Also, a large number of birds live in the park, is mainly purple loris - a national symbol of Swaziland.
At 20 kilometers from the capital is locatedMalolotzha Reserve, which is named after the most beautiful local waterfalls. Descriptions of the reserve, which can be found in the booklet do not go to any comparison with the fact that the tourists can see the reality. Rare birds and plants, unique landscapes, the services of travel cultivated paths and modern camp for rest.