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Nhlangano
Nhlangano
Nhlangano
Coordinates: 27°7′S 31°12′E / 27.117°S 31.200°E / -27.117; 31.200
Country Eswatini
DistrictShiselweni
Named forSwazi: nhlangano
Meeting place
Elevation
1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total9,016
 • Rank4
ClimateCwb

Nhlangano (Swazi: [n̩ɬáŋanɔ]) is the fourth largest town in Eswatini. It is the capital of the southern district of Shiselweni. The town was formerly known as Goedgegun, but the name was changed to Nhlangano,[when?] meaning "the meeting place". Nhlangano is located beside the Ngwavuma River.[1] King George VI of England met with King Sobhuza in the town in 1947 to thank him for the war effort during the Second World War.[2]

Center of Nhlangano with flowering Jacaranda tree
Center of Nhlangano with flowering Jacaranda tree

Nhlangano has a health center, a prison, a casino and an SOS Children's Village.[3]

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Notes

  1. ^ Moseley, Christopher and Nicolas, Alexandre (2009) Atlas of the world's languages in danger (3rd edition) World Water Assessment Programme, UNESCO, page 9 ISBN 978-92-3-104095-5
  2. ^ Swaziland National Trust Commission
  3. ^ Child Sponsorship Report 2012


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