Estimated 1 173 900 as of July 2005. Calculation took into account excessive mortality rates due to HIV/AIDS and show an approximate 2 percent population growth during the intervening 12 month; Three quarters of all Swazis live in rural surround.
English and siSwati are the official languages, with the former most widely used in business and commerce.
Majority Christian, plus indigenous beliefs and small representations of other major world faiths.
All visitors require valid passport; some nationalities require visas.
Residents of South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana are required to furnish statistical information regarding goods which originate in those countries but are not being brought in for sale. Standard customs formalities apply to other visitors. Duty-free allowances per person: 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g tobacco, 11 alcoholic beverage, 100 ml perfume. A married couple travelling together is in regard to duty-free allowances considered one person.