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Swaziland

Official English Name: Kingdom of Swaziland

Official Local Name(s): Umbuso weSwatini

Common English Name: Swaziland

Capital: Mbabane

REGION
Southern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
South Africa (North, West, and South)
Mozambique (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
17,364 km2 (99.1% land, 0.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Asbestos
Coal
Clay
Cassiterite
Hydropower
Forests
Gold
Diamond
Quarry stone
Talc
NATURAL DISASTERS
Drought
DEMONYM
Swazi
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Swazi (83.6%)
Zulu (8.2%)
Tsonga (2.1%)
Afrikaner (1.3%)
Coloured (1.2%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
siSwati
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Zionist (48.1%)
Other Christian (17.4%)
Indigenous (11.6%)
Protestant (10.8%)
Roman Catholic (6.7%)
POPULATION
1,451,428
LARGEST CITY
Mbabane (66,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Mswati III
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
4 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
6 September 1968 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati
GDP PER CAPITA
$8,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
pl (Lilangeni)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = pl. 13.81
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sz
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+268

Swaziland’s most famous dance is the reed dance.

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