Eswatini

Read a few interesting facts about Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, below, and scroll down for a set of flag printables, bookmarks, jigsaw, booklet, notebooking page and colouring page based on the flag of this small African country.

Dawn view, Swaziland
Dawn view, Eswatini

  • The Kingdom of Eswatini is a tiny country surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique.
  • Eswatini is a proud, independent nation which is nonetheless heavily linked to South Africa for 90% of imported goods and 60% of exports.
  • The origimal name of Swaziland came from the word Swazi, meaning "people of Mswati", who was the first King. Eswatini is one of the few absolute monarchies in the world where the King is the embodiment of the nation. The last King had almost 70 wives.
  • Nsangwini Rock Shelter is covered with 4000 year old cave paintings by San bushmen which show hunting scenes.
  • Traditional Ngani tribal culture is widely celebrated. If you visit, don't be surprised to see  'warriors' in  colourful costumes and battle axes walking along the road!
  • Eswatini is considered a safe and friendly nation despite the many hippopotamus and crocodiles in its rivers and the surprising number of lightening strikes.
  • In order to protect the endangered white rhino in the Hlane Park, rangers resorted to cutting off their horns to stop poachers.

Swaziland on a map of Africa
Eswatini on a map of Africa - you can print this map here.


The Eswatini Flag

Ewatini flag

The main part of the Eswatini flag is a Nguni shield and two spears, representing protection from the country's enemies. The flag was adopted on October 6th, 1968, following independence from the British Empire.

You can find a range of Eswatini flag printables below.


Our Eswatini Resources

Eswatini National Flower Colouring Page

Eswatini National Flower Colouring Page

Colour in our national flower colouring page for Eswatini, featuring the Edelweiss. It's perfect for a project book cover, or you can frame it for displays.

Food from Eswatini Worksheet

Food from Eswatini Worksheet

What is the standard fare in Eswatini? Kids can do some research and then use this fun worksheet activity to record (and draw) what they find.

Packing for Eswatini Worksheet

Packing for Eswatini Worksheet

Fill this empty suitcase with everything you might need for a trip to Eswatini with this fun worksheet activity for the kids. You might need to do some research first!

Swaziland Location Worksheet

Swaziland Location Worksheet

Chidlren can have a go at locating Swaziland and its capital on this outline map of Africa. The guided version is easier, with countries and capitals already marked.

Swaziland On Map Of Africa

Swaziland On Map Of Africa

This useful map shows Swaziland highlighted on a simplified map of Africa. Children may be surprised at its size and location...

Swaziland Worksheet

Swaziland Worksheet

Fill in this simple worksheet with some pertinent facts and information that you have learned about Swaziland.

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