Swaziland
Kingdom of Swaziland

Capital
Mbabane

Area
6,704 sq mi
17,363 sq km


Population
1,161,219 est 2003

Largest city
Manzini
pop. 75,000


Languages
English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)

Peoples
African 97% (Swazi), European 3%

Religion
Zionist (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship) 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, Islam 10%, Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish and other 30%

Life Expectancy
total population: 37.54 years
male: 39.1 years
female: 35.94 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 81.6%
male: 82.6%
female: 80.8% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age

Government
Monarchy; independent member of Commonwealth


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