The kingdom of Swaziland gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1968.
Swaziland is also known as Ngwane. It is the smallest country in Africa.
It is one of the well-watered areas of sub- Saharan Africa. Major rivers include Ingwavuna, Makondo, Usutu, Ngwempisi, Lomti and Black Umbeluzi. It also has minerals such as iron ore, asbestos, tin, kaolin, coal, gold, barite and diamonds.
The royal & Legislative capital of Swaziland is Lobamba and the administrative capital and largest city is Mbabane.
The official language is SiSwati and English.
The Christian religion is 6-% while the balance practices indigenous beliefs.
Agriculture is corn, sugarcane, wheat, hay, citrus fruits, potatoes, grapes, poultry, eggs, cattle and sheep. Major industries are sugar, mining (coal and asbestos) wood pulp, agriculture and soft drink concentrates.
Swaziland exports canned fruit, citrus, refrigerators, cotton yarn, wood pulp and sugar. It imports motor vehicles, machinery, transport equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products and chemicals.
Swaziland is home to one of the world’s oldest mines. It was discovered in Ngwenya, district of Hohho, in 1970 and is one of the top tourist attractions.
Swaziland is famous for its vast variety of wind animals, such as elephants, lions, leopards and rhinoceros. It is also well-known for its bird life.
Capital City: Lobamba, Mbabane
Religion: According to the CIA world fact book, the distribution is 40% Zionist, 20% Roman Catholic, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Baha’i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%. In other sources such as Clay Potts, the religious demographics are 80% Christian, and 20% Traditional Swazi religion.