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THE KINGDOM OF Swaziland is landlocked, with its neighbors being South Africa and Mozambique. It has a land area of 6,704 sq. mi. (17,363 sq. km.), with a population of 1,141,000 (2006 est.) and a population density of 153 people per sq. mi. (59 people per sq. km.). Some 11 percent of the land is arable, with much of it used for subsistence farming, and also for growing maize, cotton, rice, sugar cane, and citrus fruits. In addition, 62 percent of the country is used as meadows or pasture for low-intensity grazing of cattle, sheep, and goats. About 6 percent of the country is forested, with a significant logging industry.

Because the country is largely undeveloped, there is a relatively low use of electricity, with a ...

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