Essential Info for Swaziland

Population: Just under 1.4 million

Capital city: Mbabane (administrative), Lobamba (royal)

Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Mozambique

Geography: The landscape is made up of mountains and hills, interspersed with sloping plains. The country is landlocked and therefore has no coastline, while the climate varies between temperate and tropical.

Political system: Absolute monarchy

Major religions: Christianity, African Zionism, Islam

Main languages: Swazi, English

Currency: The official currency is the Swazi lilangeni (SZL), but the South African Rand (ZAR) is also accepted.

Time: GMT+2

Electricity: 230 volts, 50 Hz.  

Internet domain: .sz

International dialling code: +268

Emergency contacts: Dial 999 for police emergency and 933 for a fire emergency

Transport and driving: Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road.

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