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Hiking in the mountains of Mbababe
Hiking in the mountains of Mbababe

Mbabane

Hiking in the mountains of Mbababe
Photo by Lungelo S Mthupha

ESWATINI

Africa

ESWATINI

Africa

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Capital: Mbabane (administrative capital); Lobamba (royal and legislative capital)

Location: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa

Government: Kingdom of Eswatini

Currency: Swazi lilangeni (SZL)

Area: 17,364 sq km

Population: 1,113,276 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official, used for government business), siSwati (official)

Religion: Christian 90% (Zionist - a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship - 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, other 30% - includes Anglican, Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ, Jehovah's Witness), Muslim 2%, other 8% (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, indigenous, Jewish) (2015 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Tel Code: +268

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