Note: In 2018 Swaziland changed its name to eSwatini.
Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails. Nearby Hlane Royal National Park is home to diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants.
Languages: Swazi, English (both official)/span>
Ethnic Groups: African 97%, European 3%/span>
Belief Systems: Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%/span>
Population: 1.25 million people (World Rank: 159th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 189 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 138th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.37 %/yr (World Rank: 88th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 49 years (World Rank: 228th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 19.3 years (World Rank: 156th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Eswatini
Current News About eSwatini
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for eSwatini
in Washington D.C.
eSwatini Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Traveling to eSwatini
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com