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Swaziland Geography




Swaziland    Geography Top of Page
Location: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
Geographic coordinates: 26 30 S, 31 30 E
Map references: Africa
Area: total:  17,363 sq km

land:  17,203 sq km

water:  160 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey
Land boundaries: total:  535 km

border countries:  Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims: none (landlocked)
Climate: varies from tropical to near temperate
Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Great Usutu River 21 m

highest point:  Emlembe 1,862 m
Natural resources: asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc
Land use: arable land:  11%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  62%

forests and woodland:  7%

other:  20% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: 670 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: NA
Environment - current issues: limited supplies of potable water; wildlife populations being depleted because of excessive hunting; overgrazing; soil degradation; soil erosion
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection

signed, but not ratified:  Desertification, Law of the Sea
Geography - note: landlocked; almost completely surrounded by South Africa

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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