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Swaziland

Kingdom of Swaziland
Umbuso weSwatini
Flag of Swaziland
Coat of arms of Swaziland
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: 
"Siyinqaba" (Swati)
"We are a fortress"
"We are a mystery/riddle"
"We hide ourselves away"
Anthem: 
Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati
Oh God, Bestower of the Blessings of the Swazi

Location of  Swaziland  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Swaziland  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital Lobamba (royal / legislative)
Mbabane (administrative)

26°19′S 31°8′E / 26.317°S 31.133°E / -26.317; 31.133
Largest city Mbabane
Official languages
Demonym Swazi
Government Unitary parliamentary absolute diarchy
• King
Mswati III
Ntfombi Tfwala
Sibusiso Dlamini
Legislature Parliament of Swaziland
Senate
House of Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
6 September 1968
Area
• Total
17,364 km2 (6,704 sq mi) (157th)
• Water (%)
0.9
Population
• 2015 estimate
1,119,000 (154th)
• 2007 census
1,018,449
• Density
68.2/km2 (176.6/sq mi) (135th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$11.061 billion
• Per capita
$9,768
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$3.430 billion
• Per capita
$3,029
Gini (2015)  49.5
high
HDI (2014) Increase 0.531
low · 150th
Currency South African rand
Swazi lilangeni (SZL)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Calling code +268
ISO 3166 code SZ
Internet TLD .sz

Coordinates: 26°30′S 31°30′E / 26.500°S 31.500°E / -26.500; 31.500

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland (/swɑːzlænd/ or /swɑːzlənd/; Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini ; sometimes called kaNgwane or Eswatini), is a sovereign state in Southern Africa. It is neighboured by Mozambique to its northeast and by South Africa to its north, west and south. The country and its people take their names from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and unified.


Region Capital Largest city Area
(km²)
Population
Hhohho Mbabane Mbabane 3,569 270,000
Manzini Manzini Manzini 5,068 319,530
Shiselweni Nhlangano Nhlangano 3,790 217,000
Lubombo Siteki Siteki 5,947 202,000
Spring September – October 18 °C (64.4 °F)
Summer November – March 20 °C (68 °F)
Autumn April – May 17 °C (62.6 °F)
Winter June – August 13 °C (55.4 °F)
Rank City Census 1986 Census 1997 2005 estimate Region
1. Manzini 46,058 78,734 110,537 Manzini
2. Mbabane 38,290 57,992 76,218 Hhohho
3. Nhlangano 4,107 6,540 9,016 Shiselweni
4. Siteki 2,271 4,157 6,152 Lubombo

Chief Justices
  • 2007–2010 Richard Banda
  • 2010–2015 Michael Ramodibedi
  • 2015– Bheki Maphalala
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