Capital: Mbabane

Population: 1,291,298 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Swazi Lilangeni (SZL)

Official Languages: Siswati, English

Unofficial Languages: other tribal, ethnic languages

Main Religions: Zionism, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: African, European, and others

Largest Cities: Manzini, Mbabane, Big Bend, Malkerns

Main Sport: Football, Tennis

Political System: Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Birthday of King Mswati III (April 19)

National Flag Day (April 25)

May Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Birthday of the late King Sobhuza (July 22)

Umhlanga Reed Dance (August 31)

Smhlolo Day (Independence Day) (September 6) 

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

Incwala Day (December 28)