Kingdom of eSwatini

eSwatini is a country in Southern Africa, lying between Mozambique and South Africa. The major regions of the country are Lowveld, Midveld and Highveld. The terrain largely consists of mountains and hills, with some moderately sloping plains. The lowest point is the Great Usutu River, at 21 metres, and the highest is Emlembe, at 1,862 metres.

 

As a landlocked country, eSwatini has neither coastline nor maritime claims. In terms of land boundaries, Swaziland shares approximately two thirds of its boundary border with South Africa and about a third with Mozambique to the east.

Geographic Location

Geographic Location

Main Cities and Towns

Main Cities and Towns

Political Economy Summary

Capital Mbabane
Independence 6 September 1968
Current Head of State/Govt King Mswati III
Minister of Foreign Affairs Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze
Minister of Finance Martin Dlamini
Central Bank Govenor Majozi Sithole
Next National Elections Date 2H2018
Government Website http://www.gov.sz/
Parliament Website http://www.gov.sz/

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

The Swati coat of arms depicts various symbols for traditional eSwatini culture. The lion represents the King and the elephant represents the Queen-mother. They support a traditional Nguni shield which represents protection. Above the shield is the king's lidlabe, or crown of feathers, normally worn during iNcwala which is Swaziland's most important cultural event. iNcwala is long rite including a festival of harvest, spiritual cleansing and renewal, and celebrating kingship. On a banner below the shield is the Swaziland national motto: Siyinqaba which means "We are the Fortress" is siSwati.