Official English Name: Kingdom of Swaziland
Official Local Name(s): Umbuso weSwatini
Common English Name: Swaziland
Capital: Mbabane

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Official Language(s)

English, siSwati
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Asbestos, Coal, Clay, Cassiterite, Hydropower, Forests, Gold, Diamond, Quarry stone, Talc

Neighbors

South Africa (North, West, and South), Mozambique (East)

Ethnic groups

Swazi (83.6%), Zulu (8.2%), Tsonga (2.1%), Afrikaner (1.3%), Coloured (1.2%)

People

Est. Population:

1,451,428

Demonym:

Swazi

Religions:

Zionist (48.1%)
Other Christian (17.4%)
Indigenous (11.6%)
Protestant (10.8%)
Roman Catholic (6.7%)

Largest City:

Mbabane (66,000)

Geography

Region:

Southern Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

17,364 km2 (99.1% land, 0.9% water)

Total Land:

535 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Tropical to near temperate

Terrain:

Mostly mountains and hills
Some sloping plains

Highest Point

Emlembe (1,862 m)

Lowest Point

Great Usutu River (21 m)

Natural Disasters

Drought

Government

Type:

Monarchy

Heads of State:

King Mswati III

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

Admin. Divisions

4 Districts

Independence:

6 September 1968 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Lion

Nat'l Anthem:

Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$8,500 (USD)

Currency

pl (Lilangeni)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = pl (Lilangeni)14.19

Communication

Internet Code

.sz

Telephone Code

+268

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Cultural Notes

Swaziland’s most famous dance is the reed dance.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wz.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/WZ (Ethnic and religious data)
http://bit.ly/2h3CPpv (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 2 December 2016