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Swaziland
Summary statistics
Region Southern Africa  
Currency Lilangeni (SZL)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 17363  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 1203  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 69.3  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Mbabane (66) Mbabane is the administrative capital, Lobamba is the legislative capital.  
United Nations membership date 24 September 1968  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 4090  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 3892  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2584  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 2.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 3399.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 3281.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 2339.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 3362.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 3245.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 2500.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 9.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 9.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 15.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 8.14 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 6.63 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 6.33 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -389  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -103  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ...  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 121 2009. Index base 2007=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 140  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 104  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 104  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 104  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 43.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 43.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 42.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 70.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 70.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 70.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 879 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 868 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 837 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 358 2009. UNSD estimate.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 329  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 68.1  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 65.7  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 22.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 18.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 11.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 3.7  
Exports (million US$) 2011 1113.3 2007.  
Imports (million US$) 2011 1270.1 2007.  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -156.8 2007.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 South Africa (79.8), Italy (13.8), Namibia (2.8) 2007.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 South Africa (81.3), China (4.0), Japan (2.4) 2007.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.4  
Urban population (%) 2012 21.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 37.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 6.1/4.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 97.1  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 48.5/49.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 64.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.2  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 50.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 40.4/3.4 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 759  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 7.4  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 88.6/94.2  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 49.8  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 13.3/69.9 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 13.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 32  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 33.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 1022/0.9  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 359.0 UNSD estimate.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1442  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 10.5/22.5  
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