UN Swaziland - Swaziland at a Glance

Quick Facts About Swaziland

Category Information
Population 1,018,449 (2007)
Administrative Divisions 4 districts; Hhohho, Lubombo, Manzini, Shiselweni
Capital City Mbabane
Languages English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)
Currency Lilangeni (SZL) = 1 South African Rand
Main Economic Activities Agriculture, Textiles, Tourism
GDP per Capita $4963.634 (PPP - 2008 Est.)
Percentage below the Poverty Line 69% (2001)
Unemployment rate 40.6% (2007 est.)
Human Development Index 0.547 (2007)
Gender-related Development Index 0.529 (2007)
Percentage of Population below 20 years of age 51.9% (2007)
HIV & AIDS prevalence rate 18.8% (2007)
Primary Environmental Hazard Drought
Head of State His Majesty King Mswati III
Head of Government Prime Minister Dr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
Government Type Monarchy/Parlimentary System