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Eswatini aka Swaziland is pronounced eh·swaa·tea·nee” and is one of the 9 countries located in Southern Africa. This country gained its independence on September 6, 1968 from Britain. The Kingdom of Eswatini is one of the three remaining kingdoms in the continent of Africa. This country is landlocked inside the country of South Africa. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Eswatini.

Eswatini flag simple illustration for independence day or election

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Where is Eswatini located?

Eswatini is located in Southern Africa bordered by South Africa and Mozambique.

World Data Locator Map, Swaziland

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Facts About Eswatini:

  1. Capital: Mbabane and Lobamba
  2. Population: 1.2 Million
  3. Eswatini is made up of 4 regions
  4. Political system: As the last monarchy in Africa, Swaziland is the only African nation with a king as the head of state. King Mswati III has held the position since April 25, 1986.
  5. Nationality: Swazi


What Are The Official Languages of Eswatini?

Swazi and English are the official languages of Eswatini.

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What Is The Currency of Eswatini?

Swazi Lilangeni and South African Rand are used as currency in Eswatini

$1 = 16.73

$20 = 334.59

$60 = 1003.77

Swazi lilangeni a business background

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What Are The Religions of Eswatini?

Religion: In Eswatini the main religion practiced is Christianity (89%).

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Eswatini:

Americans are able to visit Eswatini Visa-Free. Here are a few places you should definitely visit while in this country:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Eswatini  but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa