Overview of Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south, and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th century king Mswati II. The population is primarily ethnic Swazis who recognise both SiSwati and English as their dual national languages. A British protectorate following the end of the Second Boer War, it gained independence in 1968. Swaziland is a member of the Southern African Development Community, the African Union, and the Commonwealth of Nations. Swaziland's economy is dominated by services industry, agriculture and subsistence farming. Growth has been hampered by the eff

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