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About Swaziland in detail
Where is Swaziland?
Swaziland, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 26 19 S 31 08 E otherwise in Africa, in Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa.
What is the capital of Swaziland?
The capital city of Swaziland is: Mbabane.
What is the time in Mbabane?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Mbabane is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Swaziland?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Swaziland is: .sz
What is the size of Swaziland?
The territory of Swaziland is total: 17,364 sq km; land: 17,204 sq km, water: 160 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Swaziland is slightly smaller than New Jersey.
If we would like to walk around and discover Swaziland, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 546 km.
What is the water coverage of Swaziland?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Swaziland is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Swaziland?
The climate of Swaziland is varies from tropical to near temperate.
Geographical data of Swaziland
The elevation of Swaziland; mean elevation: 305 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Great Usutu River 21 m, highest point: Emlembe 1,862 m.
The typical geographical details of Swaziland include mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Swaziland is landlocked country; almost completely surrounded by South Africa.
Resources and land use of Swaziland
The country’s main mined products are asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 68.3%; arable land 9.8%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 57.7%; forest: 31.7%; other: 0% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Swaziland
The number of inhabitants of Swaziland is 1,451,428 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 21.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Swaziland is concentrated in MBABANE (capital) 66,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Swaziland
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: African 97%, European 3%.
Spoken languages in Swaziland
The spoken languages in Swaziland are the following: English (official language, used for government business), siSwati (official language).
What are the most important religions in Swaziland?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other 30% (includes Anglican, Baha'i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish).
Further population data of Swaziland
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 35.5% (male 260,507 / female 254,811) 15-24 years: 22.19% (male 162,880 / female 159,229) 25-54 years: 34.12% (male 256,696 / female 238,471) 55-64 years: 4.28% (male 24,758 / female 37,399) 65 years and over: 3.9% (male 21,842 / female 34,835) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Swaziland is 1.1% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Swaziland the birth rate is 24.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 13.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Swaziland the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Swaziland, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Swaziland are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Swaziland
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Surrounded by South Africa, except for a short border with Mozambique, Swaziland depends on South Africa for 60% of its exports and for more than 90% of its imports. Swaziland's currency is pegged to the South African rand, effectively relinquishing SwaziSubsistence agriculture employs approximately 70% of the population. The manufacturing sector diversified in the 1980s and 1990s, but manufacturing has grown little in the last decade. Sugar and wood pulp had been major foreign exchange earners until theWith an estimated 40% unemployment rate, Swaziland's need to increase the number and size of small and medium enterprises and to attract foreign direct investment is acute. Overgrazing, soil depletion, drought, and floods are persistent problems. On 1 JanThe IMF forecasted that Swaziland’s economy will grow at a slower pace in 2017 because of a region-wide drought, which is likely to hurt Swaziland’s revenue from sugar exports and other agricultural products, and a decline in the tourism and transport sec.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Swaziland is $3.43 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Swaziland is 0.5% (2016 estimate) 1.7% (2015 estimate) 2.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Swaziland this is $9,800 (2016 estimate) $9,800 (2015 estimate) $9,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Swaziland produces?
The main agricultural products of Swaziland are sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, citrus, pineapples, sorghum, peanuts; cattle, goats, sheep.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are coal, forestry, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles and apparel. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on coal, forestry, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles and apparel.
Drinking water source in Swaziland
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.6% of population, rural: 68.9% of population, total: 74.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 6.4% of population, rural: 31.1% of population, total: 25.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Swaziland
In Swaziland the average number of childbirth is 2.74 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Swaziland
The average age of the population is total: 21.4 years; male: 21.2 years, female: 21.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Swaziland it is 18 years of age.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Swaziland is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: both parents must be citizens of Swaziland. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Swaziland a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Swaziland
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Swaziland density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Swaziland the degree of risk: intermediatefood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne disease: malariawater contact disease: schistosomiasis (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Swaziland the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Swaziland is 14.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Swaziland? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Swaziland are drought.
More interesting facts about Swaziland
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties was not defined and their status remains unclear. Swaziland has surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Swaziland: 6 September 1968 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Swaziland
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in yellow; centered in the red band is a large black and white shield covering two spears and a staff decorated with feather tassels, all placed horizontally; blue stands for peace and stability, red represents past struggles, and yellow the mineral resources of the country; the shield, spears, and staff symbolize protection from the country's enemies, while the black and white of the shield are meant to portray black and white people living in peaceful coexistence.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Swaziland: lion, elephant; national colors: blue, yellow, red.
Constitution of Swaziland
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Swaziland?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Swaziland is mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Swaziland, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Libandla consists of the Senate (30 seats; 20 members appointed by the monarch and 10 indirectly elected by simple majority vote by the House of Assembly; members serve 5-year terms) and the House of Assembly (65 seats; 55 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 10 members appointed by the monarch; members serve 5-year terms)elections: House of Assembly - last held on 20 September 2013 (next scheduled for September 2018)election results: House of Assembly - no results of the election were released; note - balloting is done on a nonparty basis; for each constituency the three candidates with the most votes in the first round of voting are narrowed to a single winner by a second round.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Swaziland
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Swaziland the labor force is 446,100 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Swaziland is total: 50.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 54.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 46.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Swaziland is 40% (2006 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Swaziland, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 40.1% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Swaziland the GINI index is .50,4 (2001).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Swaziland the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 40.1% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Swaziland
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Swaziland is; revenues: $866.9 million, expenditures: $1.195 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 25.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Swaziland is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Swaziland
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 8.8% (2016 estimate), 5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10.6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Swaziland
Swaziland, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Swaziland is: $1.717 billion (2016 estimate), $1.763 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: soft drink concentrates, sugar, timber, cotton yarn, refrigerators, citrus and canned fruit.
The most important export partners of Swaziland are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: motor vehicles, machinery, transport equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Swaziland
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Swaziland, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 40.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Swaziland, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Swaziland; a somewhat modern but not an advanced systemdomestic: single source for mobile-cellular service with a geographic coverage of about 90% and a rising subscribership base; combined fixed-line and mobile cellular teledensity roughly 70 telephones per 100 persons in 2015; telephone system consists of carrier-equinternational: country code - 268; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Swaziland
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Swaziland: 14 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Swaziland: total: 3,594 km, paved: 1,078 km, unpaved: 2,516 km (2002).
The total length of the waterways in Swaziland: N/A.
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Facts about Swaziland
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Swaziland, conventional short form: Swaziland, local long form: Umbuso weSwatini, local short form: eSwatini, etymology: "Land of the Swazi" people; the name "Swazi" derives from 19th century King MSWATI II, under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and unified.
|Abbrevation: Swaziland||Geographic coordinates:
26 30 S, 31 30 E
|Capital of Swaziland: Mbabane||GPS of the Capital:
26 19 S 31 08 E
|Position: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa|
|Land area: total: 17,364 sq km; land: 17,204 sq km, water: 160 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey|
|Population: 1,451,428 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.1% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.08 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.66 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.64 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.717 billion (2016 estimate), $1.763 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $1.655 billion (2016 estimate), $1.603 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 21.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MBABANE (capital) 66,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 21.4 years; male: 21.2 years, female: 21.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 436,000. Percent of population: 30.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 43,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 941,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 66 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 40% (2006 estimate)||Nationality: Swazi(s) adjective: Swazi||National holidays: Independence Day, 6 September (1968)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 51.6 years. Male: 52.2 years, female: 51 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.74 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 24.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 87.5%; male: 87.4%, female: 87.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age|
|Industries: coal, forestry, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles and apparel||Industrial production growth rate: 2.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate) 1.7% (2015 estimate) 2.5% (2014 estimate)|
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