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Capital : Mbabane
Language :  English, Swati
Currency :  Lilangeni
Population : 1 132 657
Area : 17 364 km2

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Swaziland facts

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1. eSwatini has commercial assistance from the United States through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Thanks to this, it supplies sugar to the EU. Most sugar factories have been closed in Poland due to sugar overproduction in the EU, but sugar is bought from Swaziland. These are quite large quantities, because Swaziland is fifth in Africa in sugar production.

2. Admittedly, Swaziland is a monarchy, i.e. the executive power is in the hands of the king and his mother (the Great Elephant). Legislative power is established by a type of senate in which councilors are elected on the basis of Single-Mandate Electoral Districts. In Swaziland, the voice of the people counts, there are no political parties. Due to such an efficient government, Swaziland is included in the group of middle-income countries.

3. 16.4% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

4. Over 180,000 motor vehicles (161 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) are registered in this country.

5. The national top-level domain is .sz . There are over 1,230 websites with this extension.

6. The most popular pages with the .sz extension are: times.co.sz and observer.org.sz.

7. In this country there are more than 3 594 km of paved roads (0,01% of all roads in the world).

8. The country has 14 airports, 2 of the paved surface.

9. In this country there are over 301 km of railway tracks.

10. Full name of the country – Kingdom of Swaziland.

11. Political system – constitutional monarchy.


Geography in Swaziland

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is Maputo river – 21 m above sea level.

2. The country is 18 times smaller than Poland.

3. Swaziland borders with such countries as: Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km.

4. The longest river is Lusutfu.

5. Manzini is the largest city in the country.

6. The highest peak is Emlembe, 1 862 m above sea level.

7. There are 12220 km2 of agricultural land in Swaziland (71% of the country).

8. Sandlane is the highest town in the country.

9. 5504 sq km of land is covered by forests (32%)

71. The nearest capital in a straight line from Mbabane is Maputo (Mozambique) – 147 km.

72. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Mbabane is Majuro (Marshall Islands) – 15300 km.


Finance in Swaziland

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1. The minimum wage is 531 lilangeni per month (data from 2011).

2. The amount of income tax in Swaziland is 27.5%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 27.5% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 14% (2018).

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) is $4,030,000,000 in 2015.

6. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 41% GDP, or around: $1,025,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $13,321 .

7. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 561 300,000,000 .

8. The country has over $691,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0059% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Swaziland

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1. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 100 km / h.

2. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

3. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 27.5% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 14% (2018).

6. In Swaziland, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

7. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

8. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last for 61 days.

9. The last death penalty was made in 1983.


Education in Swaziland

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 7 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 68.

4. In this country there are 12.5% ​​of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 139 922 people).


Work in Swaziland

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1. The minimum wage is 531 lilangeni per month (data from 2011).

2. The amount of income tax in Swaziland is 27.5%.

3. The unemployment rate is 40.6% (data from 2007).

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 27.5% (2018).

5. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last for 61 days.

6. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Swaziland

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1. The richest citizen of Swaziland is Nathan Kirsh with assets worth over $3.9 billion (about 15 billion zlotys).

2. Sobhuza II for 82 years and 54 days was the king of Swaziland, making him the longest reigning ruler in history.

3. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 100 km / h.

4. The lowest situated place in the country is Maputo river – 21 m above sea level.

5. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

6. The longest river is Lusutfu.

7. Manzini is the largest city in the country.

8. The highest peak is Emlembe, 1 862 m above sea level.

9. Sandlane is the highest town in the country.

10. The lowest temperature: -6.1 °C was measured in Mbabane.

11. The highest temperature: 42.8 °C was measured in Manzini.


Society in Swaziland

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1. In Swaziland, an average person consumes about 5.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most beer is beer – 33%, then wine – 1%, spirit – 1%, and other alcoholic beverages – 65%.

3. In 2013, 191 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 18% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 200,000 people).

5. 63.1% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 68.

7. 20% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.8 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.8 children.

10. In this country over 389,000 (2015) 446 051 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 39% of the population).

11. Around 160,000 (2015) 170,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 65 people / km².

13. The main religion is Christianity, 84%.

14. The average age people living in this country is 21.2 years old.

15. The country is around:
408,000 people (35.99%) in the age range 0-14 years.
681 000 people (60.16%) in the age range 15-64 years.
43 600 people (3.85%) over 65 years old.

16. In this country, about 27 900 children are born each year (2.5% of the population), and about 15 400 people die (1.4% of the population).

17. Swaziland is one of the three countries in the world where men live longer than women. The other two are: Namibia and Botswana.

18. 64 people in 1000 possess firearms.

19. 24% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

20. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 25 cigarettes a month.

21. The average life expectancy in this country is 47.4 years (women – 47 years and men – 47.6 years).


Symbols of Swaziland

1. Queen-mother bears the title Ndlovukati which means – “elephant”.

2. Motto of the country – “We are a fortress”.


History of Swaziland

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1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on September 6, 1968.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1968.

3. He joined the UN on September 24, 1968.


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What is the highest peak in Swaziland?

The highest peak in Swaziland is Emlembe (1862 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Swaziland?

The largest river in Swaziland is Lusutfu.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Swaziland?

Swaziland borders with such countries as: Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 21.2 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 531 lilangeni per month (data from 2011).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Swaziland?

The population density is 66 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “We are a fortress”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 42.8 ° C was measured in Manzini.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -6.1 ° C was measured in Mbabane.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta