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Kingdom of Swaziland
Umbuso weSwatini
FlagCoat 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)

CapitalLobamba(royal / legislative)
Mbabane(administrative)

26°19′S31°8′E / 26.317°S 31.133°E / -26.317; 31.133
Largest cityMbabane
Official languages
DemonymSwazi
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryabsolute monarchy
 • KingMswati III
 • NdlovukatiNtfombi Tfwala
 • Prime MinisterSibusiso Dlamini
LegislatureParliament of Swaziland
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Assembly
Independence
 • from the United Kingdom6 September 1968 
Area
 • Total17,364 km2 (157th)
6,704 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.9
Population
 • 2015 estimate1,119,000[1] (154th)
 • 2007 census1,018,449
 • Density68.2/km2 (135th)
176.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$11.077 billion[1]
 • Per capita$9,782[1]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$4.357 billion[1]
 • Per capita$3,847[1]
Gini (2015) 49.5[2]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.531[3]
low ·150th
CurrencySouth African rand
Swazi lilangeni (SZL)
Time zoneSAST(UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+268
ISO 3166 codeSZ
Internet TLD.sz

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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