Eswatini (previously Swaziland) adopted its flag on October 6, 1968, shortly after the country obtained independence from the British Empire. King Sobhuza II devised the design, which has a black and white shield with a staff and two spears on a background of blue, yellow, and red horizontal stripes.
The flag is based on the military flag handed to the Swazi Pioneer Corps by King Sobhuza II in 1941 to remind them of the country's military heritage. The flag was raised for the first time on April 25, 1967, when the king took the promise of allegiance. On October 30, 1967, it was registered with the College of Arms in London.
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Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is a country located in Southern Africa, bordered by South Africa to the north, east, and south, and Mozambique to the east. It is a small country with a land area of about 6,700 square miles, and it is home to over 1.1 million people, making it the 152nd most populous country in the world.
Eswatini has a diverse and multicultural society, with people of Swazi, Zulu, and other African descent living in the country. The official languages are Swazi and English, and the country has a predominantly Christian population.
Eswatini has a varied and unique landscape, ranging from mountains to forests to savannas. The climate is tropical, with hot and humid conditions year-round. The country is known for its beautiful natural scenery and history, and it is a popular tourist destination.
Eswatini has a constitutional monarchy system of government, with King Mswati III serving as the head of state. It is a member of the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, and the United Nations, and it has a strong relationship with other countries in the region.
Eswatini has a strong and diversified economy, with a wide range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. It is a major exporter of sugar, soft drinks, and textiles.
|Country codes||SZ, SWZ (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Kingdom of Eswatini|
|Official languages||Swazi and English|
|Religion||89.3% Christianity, 7.4% No religion, 2.2% Undeclared, 0.5% Traditional faiths, 0.6% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Southern African Development Community|
|Population density||67 per Km2 (175 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||30.0 % of the population is urban (347,895 people in 2020)|
|Median age||20.7 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 17,200 Km2 (6,641 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Emlembe (1 862 m, 6 109 ft)|
|Lowest point||Maputo River (21 m, 69 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 3,978 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Swazi lilangeni (L, SZL)|
|Internet TLD||.sz (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Eswatini Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Eswatini