Swaziland Profile

Location

Swaziland is located in Southern Africa surrounded by South Africa. It and its ethnic people take their names from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and unified.

Swaziland lies across a geological fault which runs from the Drakensberg Mountains of Lesotho, north through the Eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, forms the Great Rift Valley of Kenya.

A small, land-locked Kingdom, Swaziland is bordered in the North, West and South by the Republic of South Africa and by Mozambique in the East. Although Swaziland has a land area of only 17,364 km2

Population

Swaziland has an estimated population of over 1,106,000 people.

Economy

Swaziland’s economy is diversified, with agriculture, forestry and mining accounting for about 13% of GDP, manufacturing representing 37% of GDP and services with government services in the lead constituting 50% of GDP. Swaziland is a lower-middle-income country with a GDP per capita of $6,367. With membership in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and COMESA

Languages

Swaziland is primarily ethnic Swazis whose language is siSwati. They established their kingdom in the mid 18th century under the leadership of Ngwane III; the present boundaries were drawn up in 1881.

General information about Swaziland has been summarized to include the following;

Background and Geography of Swaziland

Economy of Swaziland

Membership of regional and International Organizations

Population and Health of Swaziland

Transport system in Mbabane Swaziland

Vision of Swaziland 2022

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http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/sz.htm

http://www.gov.sz/

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