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General


Population: 1,419,623 (2014), 1,403,362 (2013)
Land Area: 17,363 sq km
Natural Resources: Asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, gold, diamond, quarry stone, talc
Capital: Mbabane
Political System: Monarchy
State Leader: King Mswati III (April 25th 1986)
Head of Government: Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini (October 23rd 2008)
Languages: English, SiSwati
Currency: Lilangeni (SZL)
Major Religions: Zionist 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, Other 30%
Major Ethnicities: African 97%, European 3%
Life Expectancy: 50.54 years (2014), 50.01 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 3.807 billion (2013), 3.751 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 6.259 billion (2013), 6.345 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 5,700 (2013), 5,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 0% (2013), -1.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 7.6%, Industry 47.8%, Services 44.6% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Coal, wood pulp, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles, apparel
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, citrus, pineapples, sorghum, peanuts; cattle, goats, sheep
Human Development Index: 0.530 (148th)(2014), 0.536 (141st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 26 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 40% (2006)

MilitarySwaziland Map


Army Size: NA
Budget: 4.7% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Swaziland is located in Southern Africa. Swaziland is bordered by Mozambique and South Africa. Swaziland's economy is very diversified with agriculture, manufacturing and services being all developed sectors. However, a majority of agricultural production is subsistence farming. The growth rate is low because of this, and growth is also affected by high levels of HIV and AIDS.

(2014) Swaziland's economy returned to a level of flat growth in 2013, its economy is tied to the fortunes of South Africa's economy.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Swaziland
Wikipedia: Swaziland
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SWZ.html

Updated on: December 27th, 2014