Swaziland


Flag of Swaziland

Swaziland Flag Description. Two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and white; a red, five-pointed star within a red crescent centered over the two-color boundary; the colors represent Islam (green), purity and peace (white), and liberty (red); the crescent and star are also Islamic symbols, but the crescent is more closed than those of other Muslim countries because the Algerians believe the long crescent horns bring happinessxx


Map of Swaziland
Meaning of Country’s nameNamed after the Swazi people, the dominant ethnic group in the country. The word “Swazi” derives from Mswati I, a former king of Swaziland
CapitalLobamba
Largest CitiesMbabane, Manzini, Big Bend, Malkerns
Population1,419,623 (2014 est)
Country Code268
Internet Country Code.sz
Area6,704 sq mi (17,364 km sq)
Area-ComparativeSlightly smaller than New Jersey
Bordering CountriesSouth Africa, Mozambique
Date of Founding (Current State)September 6,1968
Type of GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
Languages SpokenEnglish, SiSwati
Religions PracticedChristians (82.7%), Islam (10%)
GDP per Capita$5,700 (2013 est)
Latest GDP Growth Rate0 % (2013 est)
Top ExportsSugar,Citrus, Forest Products
National HolidaysNew Year’s Day – January 1, Good Friday – April 2, Easter Monday – April 5, Birthday of King Mswati III – April 19, National Flag Day – April 25, Labor Day – May 1, Ascension – May 13, Birthday of the Late King Sobhuza – July 22, Umhlanha, Reed Dance Day – August 1, Somhlol Day (Independence Day) – September 6, Incwala Ceremony – December 1, Christmas Day – December 25, Boxing Day – December 26
Money CurrencyLilangeni (SZL)
National Sports TeamsSwaziland National Football Team, Swaziland National Cricket Team
Random FactSwaziland is divided into four districts: the northwest Hhohho; Lubombo in the east; the central-west Manzini; and the southern Shiselweni

NEWS From Swaziland

  • Govt Trades With Iran Dictators

    [Swazi Media]Swaziland is eager to expand its ties with Iran, the Iranian news agency FNA reported this week.
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  • Police Ban March Against Violence

    [Swazi Media]Police refused to allow women in Swaziland to march in protest against gender-based violence.
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  • Observers Will Not Find Democracy

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