There are two main cities in Swaziland, Mbabane and Manzini. Mbabane is the administrative capital of the country with a population of more than 40,000. It is sheltered by the Dlangeni Hills and, having an altitude of around 1200, the quaint city have a marvellous climate generally free of extreme temperatures. Mbabane (the name means something sharp and bitter) was founded in 1902 and chosen as the site of the Colonial Administration because of it's high altitude and healthy climate.
Manzini is an administrative region with a population of about 200,000, which represents some 28% of the country's total population. It has an excellent infrastructure which caters for the growing commercial ad industrial sectors. Known as the Hub of Swaziland it is the site of the Swaziland International Trade Fair which has become one of the major annual events in the country.