Swaziland

Read a few interesting facts about 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, Swaziland

  • The Kingdom of Swaziland is a tiny country surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique.
  • Swaziland is a proud, independent nation which is nonetheless heavily linked to South Africa for 90% of imported goods and 60% of exports.
  • Swazi means "people of Mswati", who was the first King. Swaziland 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!
  • Swaziland 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
Swaziland on a map of Africa - you can print this map here.


The Swaziland Flag

The Swaziland 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.

Our Swaziland Resources

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 National Flower Colouring Page

Swaziland National Flower Colouring Page

There's almost something psychedelic about this colouring page, featuring the Edelweiss, the national flower of Swaziland.

Fun Fact: Edelweiss are sometimes referred to as "snow flower".

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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