Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Landlocked
  • Country area: 17,364 km²
  • Pop: 1,370,424
  • Religions: Christian, African Zionism
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $3 billion (144)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.498 (121)
  • Main Languages: English, Swati
  • Largest three cities: Manzini, Mbabane, Big Bend
  • Capital: Mbabane (Adm.)
  • Type of government: Monarchy (titular parliament)
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $1.991 billion (2005 est) - soft drink concentrates, sugar, wood pulp, cotton yarn, refrigerators, canned fruit Imports: $2.149 billion (2005 est) - motor vehicles, transport equipment, food stuffs, petroleum products, chemicals
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: King Mswati III and Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
  • Date of next election: N/A
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 25.9% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 81.60%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 3.2
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 118
  • Life expectancy: 48.66
  • Percentage below poverty line: 69% (2006 est)

This page will be updated as the project progresses and we learn more about the social and environmental enterprise sectors in Swaziland.

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