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    Swaziland Geography - 1989

      Total area: 17,360 km2
      land area: 17,200 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Land boundaries: 535 km total; Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Climate: varies from tropical to near temperate

      Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains

      Natural resources: asbestos, coal, clay, tin, hydroelelectric power, forests, and small gold and diamond deposits

      Land use: 8% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 67% meadows and pastures; 6% forest and woodland; 19% other; includes 2% irrigated

      Environment: overgrazing; soil degradation; soil erosion

      Note: landlocked; almost completely surrounded by South Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding Swaziland on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Swaziland Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Swaziland Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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