Shiselweni Region

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M
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Shiselweni Region
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Map of Eswatini showing Shiselweni district
Map of Eswatini showing Shiselweni district
Coordinates: 27°00′S 31°40′E / 27.000°S 31.667°E / -27.000; 31.667
Country Eswatini
CapitalNhlangano
Government
 • Regional AdministratorMr Paul S Dlamini
 • Regional SecretaryMr Mshiyeni Dlamini
Area
 • Total3,786.71 km2 (1,462.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2017 census)
 • Total204,111[1]
Time zoneUTC+2
HDI (2017)0.574[2]
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Shiselweni is a region of Eswatini, located in the south of the country. It has an area of 3,786.71 km² and a population of 204,111 (2017). Its administrative center is Nhlangano. It borders Lubombo in the northeast and Manzini Region in the northwest.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Shiselweni is subdivided to 14 tinkhundla (or constituencies). These are local administration centres, and also parliamentary constituencies. Each inkhundla is headed by an indvuna yenkhundla or governor with the help of bucopho. The tinkhundla are further divided into imiphakatsi (or chiefdoms). The present tinkhundla are:

Religion[edit]

Baitul Hadi mosque, Hlatikulu.

Christianity and Islam are main religions in the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eswatini: Regions, Major Cities & Urban Centers - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

Coordinates: 27°00′S 31°40′E / 27.000°S 31.667°E / -27.000; 31.667