Swaziland Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Kingdom of Swaziland
~ conventional short form: Swaziland
Area: 17,363 sq km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Highest point: Emlembe 1,862 m
Population: 1,173,900
Density: 67/km2
Population growth rate: 0.25%
Languages: English and siSwati
Religions: Zionist 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other 30%
Government type: monarchy (independent member of Commonwealth)
Capital: Mbabane
GDP - per capita: $5,100
Inflation rate: 5.4%
Currency (code): lilangeni (SZL)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: SD
Calling code: +268
Internet country code: .sz
Time Zone: + 2.0 H


Swaziland is one of the smallest identities of the African continent but manages to hide away one of the most geographically varied landscape on earth. Roaming through a country comprising of rolling, fertile plains, lush rainforests and the wide-open savannah, here you can savour a euphoric experience of Swazi life. Located on the southern pockets of Africa, Swaziland witnessed human habitation nearly 100, 00 year ago, among them the Khoisan hunter-gatherers being the earliest ones. After being flooded with Bantu migration, Swaziland was inhabited by a number of clans that broke away from the main body in the 18th century. The Swazi tribe was the most prominent of them all and thus the land was named after them. It came under British and the Transvaal governments in the 19th century and became a British Protectorate following the South African War in 1902. Swaziland achieved sovereignty on September 6, 1968 and today, is governed by absolute monarchy.
Geographically, the entire landscape of Swaziland is traversed by rivers or streams, making it one of the best-watered areas in southern Africa. The Lusutfu River and other tributaries drain the land with fertile dispositions and support a dense rainforest in the northwest. The vast bush land and savannahs on the east of Swaziland are one of the greatest in Africa.




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