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Capitals:
  • Lobamba (royal/legislative
  • ) Mbabane (administrative)
Government:
Unitary Parliamentary Absolute Diarchy
Current Head of Government:
Mswati III
Economy:
  • Surrounded by South Africa, except for a short border with Mozambique, Eswatini depends heavily on South Africa from which it receives more than 90% of its imports and to which it sends 60% of its exports.
  • The government is heavily dependent on customs duties from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and worker remittances from South Africa supplement domestically earned income.
  • Subsistence agriculture employs approximately 70% of the population.
Population:
1,104,479 (2020) (160th)
Land Size:
17,364 sq km (6,704 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Swazi: 97%
  • European: 3%
Religions:
  • Zionism (a blend of Christianity and African Traditional Religions): 40%
  • Roman Catholicism: 20%
  • Islam: 10%
  • Other (includes Anglican, Baha’i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish): 30%
Languages(s):
  • English (official, used for government business)
  • siSwati (official)