Swaziland has a total area of 17,363 km and has been under British protection and the influence of the African Union before, but it is now an independent kingdom, with Maputo as its capital.
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Population of the state of Swaziland (Kingdom of Iswatini)
In 1988, the population of the Kingdom of Aswan (state of Swaziland) reached about 737,000 people, most of whom are of Swazi ethnicity, and there are minorities of Zulu and whites of British origin, as well as minorities of Mozambique and staff.
Languages in Swaziland
Swedish is the language used in Swaziland and South Africa, and more than 2.5 million people speak it there, the English language comes second there, and more than 75,000 people speak Zulu, and the Bantu who are there speak Swati.
Official religions in the state of Swaziland
Many religions are widespread in Swaziland, the majority of the population embraces Christianity with 82% of the total population, so Christianity is the most common religion there, with a Muslim population of only 1%, and the rest for religious minorities and beliefs such as Hindu Baha’i.
It is worth noting that Islam arrived there by migrating to it from the Union of South Africa, where Muslim merchants began spreading Islam and advocating for it, and they formally formed the Islamic Call Association in 1989.
The official currency of Swaziland
Two types of currency are traded in the country of Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland), namely Swazi Lilangeni and African Rand.
The economy of Swaziland
The economy of Swaziland is diversified, due to the mineral and agricultural wealth in it. Mining constitutes 13% of the GDP there, and the textile and diabetes treatment 37% of the GDP.
Agriculture in Swaziland
Europeans own half of the lands in Swaziland, and they grow cotton, sugar cane, rice, and tobacco. A European company has planted pine and some leaves that are used for medicinal purposes known as “eucalyptus”, and one of the most famous fruits that are grown there is grapes.
The most important industries in Swaziland
The country of Swaziland (the Kingdom of Iswatini) today has the largest industrial wooded forests in the continent of Africa. .
Transportation and transportation in Swaziland
Swaziland contains 1,600 km of gravel and asphalted roads, and has a number of winding footpaths linking the homes of families, and there is a railway linking its capital, Maputo, with the city of Mbaban, and there is another line linking it with the state of South Africa.