Swaziland Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than New Jersey 2013
Area > Land 17,203 sq km 2008 154th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 15.24 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 94th out of 224
Area > Total 17,364 sq km 2013 160th out of 251
Area > Water 160 sq km 2013 139th out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 788 2008 101st out of 169
Climate varies from tropical to near temperate 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 240th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 26 30 S, 31 30 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 6,704 square miles 2013 70th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 10.08% 2013 104th out of 246
Location Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa 2013
Natural resources asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc 2013
Terrain mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Swaziland Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3