Swaziland is a landlocked country in Southern Africa bordering South Africa and Mozambique. It has a population of 1.2 million. With a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of about $3,000, Swaziland is classified as a lower middle income country. Swaziland is very closely linked to South Africa on which it depends for about 85% of its imports and about 60% of exports.
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