Swaziland

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SWAZILAND is a landlocked hilly country almost entirely within the Republic of South Africa’s borders but with a short border in the east with Mozambique. The mountains in the west of the country rise to almost 2,000 meters or 6,562 feet, then descend in savanna steps toward the hilly country in the east.

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The climate is subtropically moderated by altitude. The land between 400-850 meters or 1,312-2,789 feet is planted with orange groves and pineapple fields, while on the lower area, sugar cane flourishes under irrigation.

Most of the population work on the land raising livestock or growing crops such as cotton, maize, and fruits. Forestry is an essential industry with production centered mainly on pine since it matures exceptionally quickly due to Swaziland’s climate.

Coal is mined and also asbestos, although in lessening amounts due to its associated health risks. Manufacturing includes fertilizers, textiles, leather, and tableware. Tourism is a growing industry, with its game reserves, spas, and casinos proving popular destinations for visitors.

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Landlocked Swaziland is located in southern Africa, nearly surrounded by South Africa. It is part of the South African Plateau and is divided into four well-defined regions from west to east. In the far west, the high veld (1,050 to 1,200 meters/3,500 to 3,900 feet) descends eastward through the middle veld (450 to 600 meters/1,475 to 1,970 feet) to the low veld (150 to 300 meters/490 to 980 feet). To the east of the low veld is the Lebombo Range (450 to 825 meters/1,475 to 2,700 feet), mountains that separate the country from the Mozambique coastal plain.

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Swaziland suffers from soil erosion and destruction. The country has four protected areas for wildlife, totaling 40,045 hectares (98,953 acres).

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