Key Stats

Capital: Mbabane

Population: 1.4 milion

Average life expectancy: 52 years

Literacy rate: 88%

Population living below poverty line: 63%

Population without electricity: 900,000

Population without access to safe drinking water: 36,000

Most widely spoken language: Swazi

Source: The World Factbook

About eSwatini

Known as Swaziland until renamed by the king in April 2018, eSwatini is located in southern Africa, between South Africa and Mozambique. Smaller than New Jersey, eSwatini is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife in the world. Unfortunately, it is also home to the world's highest adult HIV prevalence rate in the world, at just over 27%. The country is known for a strong handcrafts tradition that reflects the culture, from functional housewares to complex glass, stone, and wood artwork.

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