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Last update : 19 February 2019

Swaziland information

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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

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on September 6, 1968.
2. The population density is 65 people / km².
3. The country is 18 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity, 84%.
5. The longest river is Lusutfu.
6. The full name of the country – Kingdom of Swaziland.
7. Manzini is the largest city in the country.
8. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
9. The highest peak is Emlembe, 1 862 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “We are a fortress”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. The average IQ level is 68.

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

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

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

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

26. 16.4% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

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

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28. The country has over 180,000 motor vehicles registered (161 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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29. 18% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 200,000 people).

30. 63.1% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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

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32. In this country there are over 3 594 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

33. In this country there are 14 airports, 2 of the paved surface.

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

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

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

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37. The national top-level domain is .sz . There are over 1,230 websites with such an extension.

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

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

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40. 20% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

42. 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 .

43. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $561 300,000,000 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

51. 10 women give birth to 28 children on average

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

53. 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.

54. 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).

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

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

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

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58. 64 people in 1000 possess firearms.

59. Sandlane is the highest town in the country.

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

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

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

63. The work week is 48 hours.

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64. 24% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

65. 5504 sq km of land is covered by forests (32%)

66. The last death penalty was made in 1983.

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

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

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

70. It is true that Swaziland is a monarchy, i.e. the executive power is in the hands of the king and his mother (Great Elephant). Legislative power is established by a kind of senate, in which councilors are elected on the principle of One-Commanded Electoral Districts. The voice of citizens counts in Swaziland, there are no political parties. Thanks to such an efficient government, Swaziland is considered a group of middle-income countries.

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

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What is the largest river in Swaziland?
The largest river in Swaziland is Lusutfu.

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

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

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

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What is the population density in Swaziland?
The population density is 66 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “We are a fortress”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 42.8 ° C was measured in Manzini.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -6.1 ° C was measured in Mbabane.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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