|Land area||17,364 km²|
A virtual guide to Swaziland, the small landlocked kingdom in southern Africa is bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. The country covers an area of 17,364 km², it is one of Africa's smallest countries, slightly larger than half the size of Belgium, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey. The country is known for its game reserves, the Mlawula Nature Reserve and the Hlane Royal National Park with diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants. Swaziland has a population of 1.4 million people (est. 2015), national capitals are Mbabane, and Lobamba.
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short form: eSwatini
int'l long form: Kingdom of Swaziland
int'l short form: Swaziland
ISO Country Code: sz
Local Time = UTC +2h
Actual Time: Mon-May-3 13:42
Country Calling Code: +268
Capital City: Mbabane (capital, pop. 60 000)
Lobamba (the royal and legislative capital)
Other Cities: Manzini (principal commercial city)
Independence: 6 September 1968 (from UK)
Constitution: the first constitution was signed into law in July 2005 and is scheduled to be implemented in January 2006.
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