Swaziland is a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa. It is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture.
Capitals: Mbabane, Lobamba
King: Mswati III
Currencies: Swazi lilangeni, South African rand
Did You Know:
Swaziland is the smallest country in Africa
Swaziland is surrounded by South Africa except for a small border it shares with Mozambique.
Swaziland is currently the only country in Africa not practicing multiparty democracy and is one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies. The Swazi king rules by decree.
King Mswati III of Swaziland has 15 wives and 23 children.
Seven in ten people in Swaziland live in abject poverty, and the country suffers from widespread malnutrition.
Swaziland has the world’s highest prevalence rate for HIV/Aids with 27.7 per cent of the population estimated to be infected.
The mountains in Swaziland’s Malolotja Native Reserve are among the oldest in the world