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Swaziland / COVID-19
Population 1,370,424
Total Confirmed 73131
Active 71715
Total deaths 1416
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.94 %


Eswatini ( ESS-wah-TEE-nee; Swazi: eSwatini [ɛswáˈtʼiːni]), officially the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini) and previously known in English as Swaziland ( SWAH-zee-land; formally renamed in 2018), is a landlocked nation in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west, and south. At no more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) north to south and 130 kilometres (81 mi) east to west, Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa; despite this, its climate and topography are varied, ranging from a cool and mountainous highveld into a warm and arid lowveld. The population is composed primarily of ethnic Swazis. The language is Swazi (siSwati in native form). The Swazis established their kingdom in the mid-18th century under the leadership of Ngwane III. The nation and the Swazi take their titles from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and unified; the current boundaries were drawn up in 1881 in the middle of the Scramble for Africa. After the Second Boer War, the kingdom, under the title of Swaziland, was a British protectorate from 1903 until it regained its independence on 6 September 1968. In April 2018, the official title was changed from Kingdom of Swaziland to Kingdom of Eswatini, mirroring the name widely used in Swazi.The government is an absolute monarchy, ruled by King Mswati III since 1986. Elections are held every five years to find out the House of Assembly and the Senate majority. The current constitution was adopted in 2005. Umhlanga, the reed dance held in August/September, and incwala, the kingship dance held in December/January, would be the country's most important events.Eswatini is a developing country with a small economy. With a GDP per capita of $4,145.97, it's categorized as a country with a lower-middle income. As a member of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), its primary regional trading partner is South Africa; in order to ensure economic stability, Eswatini's currency, the lilangeni, is pegged to the South African rand. Eswatini's major overseas trading partners are the United States and the European Union. The majority of the country's employment is offered by its agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Eswatini is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations. The Swazi population faces significant health problems: HIV/AIDS and (to a lesser extent) tuberculosis are prevalent. It is estimated that 26 percent of the adult population is HIV-positive. As of 2018, Eswatini has the 12th-lowest life expectancy in the world, at 58 years. The populace of Eswatini is youthful, with a median age of 20.5 years and people aged 14 years or younger constituting 37.5% of the country's total population. The current population growth rate is 1.2%.

Source: Wikipedia