Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Capital: Mbabane (administrative) Lobamba (legislative).
  • Language: English, Swazi, Zulu.
  • Currency: Lilangeni (SZL) = 100 cents.
  • People: Siswati (95%), Zulu, Shangaan-Tsonga, European descent.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 37.18, Female: 34.07.
  • Religion: Christian (60%), traditional beliefs (40%).
  • Size (sq km): 17,400 (157th)
  • Population: 1.0 million (154th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 59 (135th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 268
  • Internet Country Code: .sz
  • Time Zone: GMT +2
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Amex, Mastercard and traveller's cheques widely accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0800-1300 and 1400-1645 Monday-Friday.
  • GDP: US$3.8 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$4,200
  • Annual Growth: 2.9%
  • Inflation: 8%
  • Major Industries: Sugar, mining (coal and asbestos), wood pulp, agriculture, soft drink concentrates.
  • Major Trading Partners: South Africa, Japan, UK, USA.
  • Personal Safety: Generally stable.
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