Nhlangano

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Nhlangano
Nhlangano is located in Eswatini
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 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

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

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  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