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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 6.27 % of GNI [21st of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 6 [52nd of 100]
Children out of school, primary 40,136 [51st of 126]
    Children out of school, primary (per capita) 35.841 per 1,000 people [17th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 19,346 [48th of 117]
    Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 17,275.667 per 1,000 people [17th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 20,790 [49th of 117]
    Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 18,565.136 per 1,000 people [16th of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 7 years [124th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 7 [3rd of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 5 [143rd of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 209,037 [125th of 189]
    Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.192 per capita [8th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 62,676 [130th of 171]
    Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 57.597 per 1,000 people [126th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 5,369 [118th of 150]
    Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 4.934 per 1,000 people [103rd of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 48.06% [115th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 50.45% [44th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 54.44% [50th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 80% [116th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 80% [111st of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 81% [105th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 6.2% [20th of 127]
Education spending (% of GDP) 7.1% [19th of 132]
Education spending (% Primary) 31.8% [86th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 41.1% [29th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 25.5% [21st of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 61% [90th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 52.6% [94th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 70.8% [71st of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 64 [121st of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 62 [116th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 66 [110th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 43.7% [95th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 12.43 % [28th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 30.9 % [6th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 341.49 % [4th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.6% [57th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.1% [56th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 69.95 [97th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.93 [114th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.96 [90th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 1.06 [56th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 50 [78th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 114.24 % [30th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 121.92 % [25th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 118.09 % [28th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 18.4% [56th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 17.4% [48th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 19.2% [61st of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 103,400 [104th of 138]
    Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 93.53 per 1,000 people [65th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 47,900 [102nd of 138]
    Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 43.328 per 1,000 people [58th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 55,200 [104th of 138]
    Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 49.931 per 1,000 people [66th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 80.8% [96th of 157]
Literacy > Male 82.6% [109th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 81.6% [104th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 78.35 % [71st of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 80.9 % [77th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 79.56 % [72nd of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 89.76 % [72nd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 86.98 % [75th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 88.42 % [73rd of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 88.4% [21st of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 87% [22nd of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 89.8% [21st of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 50.22 % [70th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 51.07 % [69th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 49.36 % [70th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 79.93 % [54th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 73.68 % [55th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 76.75 % [58th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 66.46 % [104th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 62.16 % [111st of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 64.31 % [118th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 7 years [10th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 218,352 [118th of 176]
    Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.195 per capita [13th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 48.13 % female [104th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 6,758 [108th of 159]
    Primary education, teachers (per capita) 6.035 per 1,000 people [39th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 72.82 % female [77th of 153]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 1.5 [124th of 148]
Progression to secondary level 77 [66th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 89.63 % [63rd of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 88.53 % [65th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 90.82 % [54th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 6.23 % [12th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 19.51 % [20th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 8.5 [97th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 24 [45th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 358.8 [12th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 32.31 [43rd of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 84.2 [60th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 33.2 [51st of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 17.8 [59th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 106.15 [29th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 93.37 [133rd of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 96.5 [103rd of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 93.78 % [107th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 103.2 % [5th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 16.16 % [19th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 13.65 % [21st of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 18.49 % [18th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 17.1 [21st of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 10.2 [28th of 82]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 18.17 % gross [114th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 18.05 % gross [110th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 18.29 % gross [110th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 107.19 % gross [53rd of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 79.97 % net [109th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 103.5 % gross [73rd of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 80.47 % net [107th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 110.85 % gross [47th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 79.47 % net [111st of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 1.54 % [32nd of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 44.99 % gross [125th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 32.81 % net [95th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 44.19 % gross [119th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 34.83 % net [90th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 45.79 % gross [126th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 30.8 % net [95th of 119]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 4.48 % gross [47th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 4.61 % gross [42nd of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 4.34 % gross [49th of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 11.3 years [56th of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 12 years [42nd of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 10 years [28th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 10 years [26th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 10 years [30th of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 11.6 years [51st of 110]
Scientific and technical journal articles 6 [139th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 67,696 [125th of 183]
    Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.06 per 1,000 people [103rd of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 67,696 [120th of 166]
    Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.06 per capita [117th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 49.06 % female [64th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 3,746 [101st of 141]
    Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 3.345 per 1,000 people [95th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 48.99 % female [86th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 686 [133rd of 163]
    Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 0.621 per 1,000 people [138th of 183]
Spending on teaching materials 0 [30th of 30]
Tertiary enrollment 5.2% [111st of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 90.53 % [23rd of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 91.24 % [20th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 88.62 % [19th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 1.03 [2nd of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls boys only  


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland

Health

 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 77 [138th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 78 [80th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 72 [144th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 76 [143rd of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 95 [65th of 153]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [4th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 10 [43rd of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 60 [28th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health No  
Access to sanitation 30% [116th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 35.44 births [97th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 60 % [19th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 33.67 per 1,000 people [40th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 74 % [46th of 76]
Children living with AIDS 14,000 [29th of 80]
    Children living with AIDS (per capita) 12.3023 per 1,000 people [6th of 80]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 48 % [9th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 88 [25th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 23.8 % [41st of 47]
Drug access 95% [3rd of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 145.8 $ [98th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 2.28 % [96th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 4.02 % [75th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 6.3 % [86th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 9.5 % [57th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 3.5% [76th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 57.14 % [37th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 3.91 births per woman [43rd of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 35.2 [181st of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 33.2 [184th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 34.2 [183rd of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 38.8% [1st of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 17,000 [29th of 102]
    HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 15,377.309 per million people [3rd of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 220,000 [26th of 126]
    HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 199 per 1,000 people [1st of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 33.44 [3rd of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 33.4 [3rd of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 35,000 [35th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 3.37 per 1,000 people [64th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 71 % [164th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 60 % [170th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 48 % [114th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 44 % [102nd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 59 % [134th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 62 % [142nd of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 54 % [140th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 87 % [136th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 1,261.93 per 100,000 people [1st of 200]
Infant mortality rate > Female 66.2 deaths/1,000 live births [27th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 72.87 deaths/1,000 live births [29th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 69.59 deaths/1,000 live births [28th of 225]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.  
Life expectancy at birth > Female 32.3 years [222nd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 31.69 years [222nd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 31.99 years [222nd of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 40.71 years [177th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 42.17 years [171st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 41.46 years [175th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 36 [186th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 33 [187th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 35 [187th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk intermediate  

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis  
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 26 [26th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 2,835 [28th of 94]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 30.2 % [20th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 10.3 % [44th of 63]
Maternal mortality 230 per 100,000 [40th of 136]
Measles immunization 82 [108th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 25 [68th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 24 [70th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 59 [65th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 30 [43rd of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 10 [90th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 [65th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 1 [120th of 128]
Oral rehydration rate % 7 [66th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 41.7% [173rd of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 40.2 % [170th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 184 [89th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 309 [89th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.16 per 1,000 people [39th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 14 % [69th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 19 % [48th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 89.8 % [8th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 20% [26th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 33.38 % [1st of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 22 % [48th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 40.5% [95th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 123 per 1,000 people [35th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 36.3% [23rd of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 45.1% [135th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 39.2% [135th of 159]
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 2.9 % [30th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 10.5 % [40th of 42]
Spending > Per person 46 [86th of 133]
Spending > Private 1 [120th of 141]
Spending > Public 2.5%  
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 2.1 [103rd of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 24.7 [100th of 115]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 13.4 [111st of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 6% [90th of 185]
Total fertility rate 4.5 [43rd of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 627 [1st of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 42.31 % [136th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 97% [41st of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 50.32 % [164th of 171]
Water availability 4,876 cubic meters [86th of 169]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; UNHDR; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; UNICEF; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland

Sports

1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 20 [1st of 18]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Pos 21 [2nd of 20]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Total 1 [19th of 20]
1986 Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 11 [5th of 12]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 1 [36th of 41]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 318 [131st of 198]
    FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 279.438 per 1 million people [44th of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,044 [105th of 117]
    FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.917 per 1,000 population [20th of 116]
 
SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1974 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1982 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1986 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland

Food
 
beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 42.15 % [16th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 14.61 % [72nd of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 18.24 % [40th of 155]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland

Language
 

English status
Taught in all government and private schools. National language. Bible 1535-1989.
Languages
English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

79.2

[116th of 174]


 

SOURCES
Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland


2) Religion

 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 12 [121st of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.0105448 per 1,000 people [93rd of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 1 [116th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000878735 per 1,000 people [78th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 15 [122nd of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.013181 per 1,000 people [94th of 147]
Catholic > Religious Priests 19 [118th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.016696 per 1,000 people [76th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 31 [119th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0272408 per 1,000 people [93rd of 148]
Catholics 53,000 [114th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 5.35 [95th of 150]
Islam > Percentage 1.032% [118th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1% [126th of 168]
Islam > Population 11,739 [139th of 165]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 1 % [44th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 2,335 [101st of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 1.94288 per 1,000 people [92nd of 177]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 774,774 [61st of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 66 % [15th of 163]

Religions
Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%

Religions > All
Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish and other 30%

Religions > Muslim 10 % [66th of 100]
Religions > Roman Catholic 20 % [72nd of 96]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 5.35 % [103rd of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 62,803 [129th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 4,131 [108th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 36,300.527 per 10 million people [81st of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland


3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.04 [101st of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 8.23 % [120th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 45.32 % [22nd of 155]
E-Government rating 46.2 [51st of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 207.82 per 1,000 people [105th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 3DA - 3DM
Households with television > % 18.29 % [112nd of 160]
International dialling code 268
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 52,509,040 min. [90th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 47.497 min. per capita [63rd of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 3,000,000 $ [81st of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 1.099 $ per $1,000 of GDP [79th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 2.653 $ per capita [65th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 200,000 [141st of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 176.835 per 1 million people [108th of 201]
Number of PCs 36 [135th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.06 per $10 million of GDP [107th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.316 per 10,000 people [110th of 169]
Personal computers 36,000 [125th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 32.147 per 1 million people [102nd of 171]
Phone subscribers 96.08 [122nd of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 80 % [70th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 13.33 $/month [63rd of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 8.33 $/month [88th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations
AM 3, FM 2 (plus 4 repeaters), shortwave 3
Radio receivers 155,000 [166th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.162 per capita [134th of 182]
Radios 170,000 [164th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 149.385 per 1,000 people [163rd of 212]
Royalties and fees $0.20 [50th of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 37.65 % [32nd of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 209000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.03 % GDP [118th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 329714000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.97 $ [20th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 1,179.796 $ per $1 trillion of GD [17th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 2,652.162 $ per 1 million people [12th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 471 [111st of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.426 per 1,000 people [99th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 70 per 100 mainlines [9th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 35,042 [128th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 30.983 per 1,000 people [109th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 235,042 [124th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.2 per 1,000 people [105th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 278.55 [70th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
mobile-cellular subscribership is increasing; combined fixed-line and mobile cellular teledensity approaching 40 telephones per 100 persons; telephone system consists of carrier-equipped, open-wire lines and low-capacity, microwave radio relay

Telephone system > General assessment
a somewhat modern but not an advanced system

Telephone system > International
country code - 268; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Telephones > Main lines in use 44,000 [127th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 39.071 per 1,000 people [113rd of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 380,000 [134th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 335.373 per 1,000 people [116th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 12 [12th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 10.716 per million people [16th of 67]
Television receivers 21,000 [166th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 21.881 per 1,000 people [141st of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL G
Television standard > VHF PAL B
Televisions 23,000 [174th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 20.2109 per 1,000 people [172nd of 209]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

 Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland

Internet
 

Country code .sz  
Hosts 2,582 [135th of 228]
    Hosts (per capita) 2,287.356 per million people [131st of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 1.02 Mbps [156th of 167]
    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 0.856 Mbps per $1 trillion of [155th of 184]
    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 0.937 Mbps per 1 billion peop [140th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 5 [111st of 229]
    Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.00439367 per 1,000 people [73rd of 215]
ISP 5 [7th of 162]
    ISP (per capita) 4,594.845 per billion people [6th of 127]
Livejournal users 45 [170th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 51.74 $/month [26th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 5 [136th of 183]
    Secure Internet servers (per capita) 1.768 per 1 million people [123rd of 189]
TLD .sz  
Users 42,000 [132nd of 190]
    Users (per capita) 37.295 per 1,000 people [119th of 184]
 
SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland


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With its outstanding scenery and abundant wildlife, the Kingdom of Swaziland is a nature lover’s paradise. One of the world’s few remaining monarchies, the tiny country, which is almost completely surrounded by South Africa, has no shortage of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding opportunities, and its many national parks offer glimpses of everything from rare birds to endangered black rhinos. Known for being especially friendly and laid-back, the Swazi people are committed to preserving their culture in the face of modernization, which means that traditional customs play a large part in everyday life. Visitors to Swaziland are in for a unique and authentic African experience.


The Top 10
What to Do in Swaziland



1. Mkhaya Game Reserve
Home to rare species like the black rhino and the Nguni breed of cattle, as well as antelope, elephants, and a host of other animals, this small, private reserve in southeastern Swaziland is also notable for its many mkhaya, or knobthorn, trees, which bear a type of fruit that Swazis use for brewing beer.

2. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
This secluded park in the Ezulwini Valley, in central Swaziland, is known for its relaxed atmosphere and lovely hiking trails through grasslands, eucalyptus forests, and some of the highest points in the kingdom. Catch glimpses of giraffes, zebras, and more on self-guided tours, horseback, or in open Land Rovers.

3. Sibebe Rock
Located just north of Mbabane, Swaziland’s most famous geological feature is a huge granite dome rising out of the countryside. Thrill seekers may scramble up the nearly 1,000-foot rock and its surrounding boulders; the less adventurous may check out the Bushman paintings marking the rocks at the summit.

4. Malolotja Nature Reserve
The country’s least touristy park, in the northwestern highlands, is full of excellent finds
ancient mountains streaked with waterfalls, nearly 300 different species of birds, and the world’s oldest mine.

5. Local Customs
Every year in late August or early September, young Swazi women take part in the Umhlanga, a fertility dance that culminates in the women’s singing and dancing before the king and the queen mother, giving the king an opportunity to pick a new wife. Tourists are welcome to observe the ceremony.

6. Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Hippos, wildebeests, and more roam freely in this small reserve in northeastern Swaziland; the southern portion is free of predators, so visitors may explore a handful of trails on foot.

7. Mlawula Nature Reserve
This park near the Mozambique border is so large that it comprises both dry savannas and tropical forests; it’s widely regarded as one of the best, most varied hiking spots in the country.

8. Ezulwini Valley
The country’s royal heartland and tourism center is worth a quick visit for its gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and its fantastic selection of locally made handicrafts.

9. Hlane Royal National Park
You’ll find leopards, lions, cheetahs, and other awe-inspiring animals at this park near the former royal hunting grounds.

10. Bulembu
A historic town in the northern part of the country, Bulembu, which once housed a thriving mine, provides a fascinating look back in time, with its abandoned homes, Art Déco buildings, and long cableways. The nearby mountains are thought to be some of the oldest in the world.

When to Go


The ideal time to travel to Swaziland is between the months of May and October. Try not to visit the country at any time between November and April, when it’s hot and rainy and there’s an elevated risk of contracting malaria, or in December and January, when crime often spikes.
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