flag Eswatini Eswatini: Introduction

Capital: Mbabane


Total Population: 1,192,271
Natural Increase: 1.0%
Density: 69 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 24.4%
Ethnic Origins: Africans represent the majority of the population (mainly Swazi but also Sotho, Tsonga...). However, there are also other ethnic groups, mainly European (such as Afrikaners).
Official Language: English, Swati
Other Languages Spoken: Zulu, Tsonga
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Zionist 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, Others (include Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%.
Literacy Rate: 79.6%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Swaziland Lilangeni (SZL)

Country Overview

Area: 17,360 km²
Type of State: Kingdom. Monarchy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
A landlocked country whose economy depends very heavily on trade with South Africa.
HDI*: 0.531/1
HDI (World Rank): 150/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Eswatini, dial 00
To call Eswatini, dial +268
Internet Suffix: .sz
Telephone Lines: 4.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 20.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 42% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,6651,8581,8321,5331,936
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,7921,8422,0021,7032,060
Imports of Services (million USD) 310230168171228
Exports of Services (million USD) 11967866664

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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