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Swaziland Geography

Swaziland's Information

Flag of Swaziland
Land Area 17,204 km2
Water Area 160 km2
Total Area 17,364km2 (#153)
Population 1,451,428 (#153)
Population Density 84.37/km2
Government Type Absolute Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $10.94 Billion
GDP Per Capita $9,800
Currency Lilangeni (SZL)
Largest Cities

The landlocked country of Swaziland is bordered by Mozambique and South Africa.

The Lubombo Mountains stretch along the eastern edge of Swaziland. From there, sloping plains give way to rolling hills, central and west.

The Drakensberg Mountains are the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, and they dominate the western edges of Swaziland.

Emlembe is the highest point of the country, and peaks at 6,109 ft. (1,862 m); the lowest is Great Usutu River at 69 ft. (21 m).

The country's largest river is the Great Usutu or Lusutfu. Other rivers of note include the Mbuluzi and Ngwavuma.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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