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Swaziland
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English Swaziland - Kingdom of Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa (one of the smallest on the continent), situated on the eastern slope of the Drakensberg mountains, embedded between ► South Africa in the west and ► Mozambique in the east. The country is named after the Swazi, a Bantu tribe.

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IsiZulu iSwatiland - iKinktemiki yaseSwatiland

Short name  Swaziland
Official  name Kingdom of Swaziland
Status Independent country since 1968
Location Southern Africa
Capital Mbabane & Lobamba
é-Mbábáne & Lobamba
Population 1,032,000 inhabitants
Area 17,364 km²
Major  languages English, Swazi (both official), Zulu
Major  religions Christianity and Zionism
More information Swaziland, Geography of Swaziland, History of Swaziland and Politics of Swaziland
More  images Swaziland - Swaziland (Category).

General maps

Wz-map.gif Map of Swaziland
SwazilandNumbered.png Districts of Swaziland

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Swaziland, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Swaziland.

Map of Zululand, Natal, Transvaal (1879).jpg Map of Swaziland, Kingdom of Zululand, Natal, Transvaal
According to tradition, the people of the present Swazi nation migrate south before the 16th century to what is now Mozambique. Following a series of conflicts with people living in this area the Swazis settle in northern Zululand in about 1750. Unable to match the growing Zulu strength, the Swazis move gradually northward in the 1800s and establish themselves in present-day Swaziland. They establish their own Kingdom of Swaziland. Swaziland has to accept a protectorate of the Boer Republic of Transvaal in 1894, but after the Boer Wars the United Kingdom Britain establishes in 1902 a protectorate over Swaziland.In 1968 the Kingdom of Swaziland becomes an independent constitutional monarchy.

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