Updated at 2024-02-23
Eswatini is located in Southern Africa and the only country in Africa with diplomatic ties with Taiwan. This pair of glass ornaments represents the elephant and lion on the coat of arms of Eswatini. The lion, African bush elephant, African buffalo, black rhinoceros, and leopard are the five most difficult animals on the African grasslands to hunt. Therefore, they were coined the Big Five game. Although the area of Eswatini is only half that of Taiwan, lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures in its national parks. Don't be discouraged if you don't get a chance to see them; Big Five merchandises make for popular tourist souvenirs.
Flag: The Eswatini flag is a horizontal triband of blue and yellow-edged red with the central black and white Nguni shield. The red stands for past battles, yellow for the resources of Eswatini, and blue for peace.
National Day: September 6
Language: English and Siswati are the official languages.
Area: Approx. 17,364 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 1,214,000 people
Currency: Swazi Lilangeni and South African Rand (only Rand bills are accepted in Eswatini)
Government: Unitary absolute monarchy