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Eswatini (Kingdom of Eswatini), formerly Swaziland, is a country in southern Africa, surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, with (2019) 1.15 million residents; The capital is Mbabane.
History: The Swazi immigrated to the area of today’s Eswatini around 1750; The first Boers came to the country in 1868. From 1902 Eswatini was under British sovereignty, in 1968 it gained independence as Swaziland.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Swaziland. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Kingdom of Eswatini
- License plate: SD
- ISO-3166: SZ, SWZ (748)
- Internet domain:.sz
- Currency: 1 Lilangeni (E) = 100 cents
- Area: 17,360 km²
- Population (2019): 1.15 million
- Capital: Mbabane
- Official language (s): Swasi, English
- Form of government: Absolute monarchy in the Commonwealth
- Seat of government: Lobamba
- Administrative division: 4 districts
- Head of State: King Mswati III. (since April 25, 1986)
- Head of Government: Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini (since October 27, 2018)
- Religion (s) (2015): 90% Christian, 2% Muslim, 8% other / n / a, followers of traditional local religions
- Time zone: Central European Time +1 hours
- National holiday: September 6th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): South Africa
- Position (coordinates): between 25 ° 45 ‘and 27 ° 10’ south latitude and 30 ° 45 ‘and 32 ° 10’ east longitude
- Climate: Subtropical climate
- Highest mountain: Emlembe (1,862 m)
- Road network (2019): 3 769 km
- Railway network (2014): 300 km
- Annual population growth (2020): 0.8%
- Birth rate (2020): 24.5 per 1000 residents.
- Death rate (2020): 10.1 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 23.7 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 58.6 years (men 56.5; women 60.7)
- Age structure (2020): 33.6% younger than 15 years, 3.8% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2015): 88.4%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 94 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 47 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 4,177
- Total GDP (2019): $ 4.657 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 3,590
- Education expenditure (2014): 7.1% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 1.8% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 22.1%
Over 90% of the population belong to the Swazi Bantu people; the largest minorities are the Zulu and Tsonga. The population density is 79 residents / km 2. According to the economic structure, the majority of the Swazi live in villages and small settlements in the countryside; mostly in the middleveld. The degree of urbanization is only 21%. The only urban region is the capital Mbabane and the economic center Manzini. About 11% of the population live as contract workers in the Republic of South Africa.
Social: The biggest domestic political challenge in the country is the immune deficiency disease AIDS. The infection rate in adults (age group 15 to 49 years) is around 27.7%, one of the highest worldwide. Another problem is the unequal distribution of income and wealth: 70% of the population live below the poverty line.
There is freedom of religion. According to different sources, between 80 and 90% of the population are Christians: They belong to a majority of independent African churches (around 90 denominations, especially Zion Christians [»Zion Christian Church«] with an estimated 30-43% of the population) and Protestant denominations (15 in total) -34% of the population, especially Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostals, Methodists, Lutherans). The proportion of the population of Catholics (Diocese of Manzini, suffragan diocese of Johannesburg [Republic of South Africa]) is between 5 and 20%, that of Anglicans (Diocese of Eswatini with a bishopric in Mbabane; part of the Anglican Church of the Province of South Africa) is around 1%.
Non-Christian religious minorities form v. a. the Muslims (about 1–10% of the population), as well as Bahais and Hindus (East Africans, Indians). A population of around 10–20% is attributed to indigenous African religions.
Climate and vegetation
The subtropical climate in the mountain areas (highlands: forest plantations, savannas with winter pastures) is temperate and has a lot of rainfall; the Middleveld (grass and thorn bush savannahs), also well irrigated with around 1,000 mm of annual precipitation, is the main cultivation area. The Lowveld (dry savannahs) is hot and dry, there is extensive irrigation farming (especially sugar cane).