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Swaziland Cities by Population


20 cities shown of 20 total Swaziland cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Manzini 110,537
2. Mbabane 76,218
3. Big Bend 10,342
4. Malkerns 9,724
5. Mhlume 8,652
6. Hluti 6,763
7. Siteki 6,152
8. Piggs Peak 5,750
9. Lobamba 4,557
10. Kwaluseni 3,395
11. Bhunya 3,046
12. Mhlambanyatsi 2,886
13. Hlatikulu 2,748
14. Bulembu 2,260
15. Kubuta 2,038
16. Lavumisa 2,000
17. Tshaneni 1,899
18. Sidvokodvo 1,746
19. Darkton 1,281
20. Nsoko 1,175





Swaziland History

Artifacts indicating human activity dating back to the early Stone Age 200,000 years ago have been found in the kingdom of Swaziland. Prehistoric rock art paintings date from ca. 25,000 B.C. and continue up to the 19th century.

The earliest inhabitants of the area were Khoisan hunter-gatherers. They were largely replaced by the Bantu tribes during Bantu migrations. Evidence of agriculture and iron use dates from about the 4th century, and people speaking languages ancestral to current Sotho and Nguni languages began settling no later than the 11th century.

The ruling Dlamini lineage had chiefships in the region in the 18th century. An enlarged Swazi kingdom was established by King Sobhuza I in the early 19th century. Soon thereafter the first whites started to settle in the area. In the 1890s the South African Republic in the Transvaal claimed sovereignty over Swaziland but never fully established power. After the Second Boer War of 18991902, Swaziland became a British protectorate. The country was granted independence within the Commonwealth of Nations on 6 September 1968. Since then, Swaziland has seen a struggle between pro-democracy activists and the monarchy.

Swaziland has been under a State of Emergency since 1973.







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