Swaziland

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The Kingdom of Swaziland (Umbuso weSwatini) is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south, and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th century king Mswati II. The kingdom of Swaziland is one of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies. Its king rules by decree over his million subjects, most of whom live in the countryside King Mswati III, on the throne since 1986, is upholding the tradition of his father, King Sobhuza II, who reigned for almost 61 years.

Established
1968-09-06
Joined Commonwealth
1968
Capital City
Mbabane
Demonym
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Swazi
Country motto
"Siyinqaba" "We are a fortress" "We are a mystery/riddle" "We hide ourselves away"
Size
6704 square miles.
Population
1123913
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
59 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 135)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2004
$5708000000 (World ranking:157)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.542 (World ranking:141)
Currency Code
SZL
Country calling code
268
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