Swaziland is the smallest country in Africa. At 6,704 square miles (17,364 square kilometers) it is slightly smaller than the state of Massachusetts.
Swaziland is almost completely surrounded by the larger country of South Africa, only sharing its eastern border with Mozambique.
Swaziland is currently the only country in Africa not practicing multiparty democracy and is one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies. The Swazi king rules by decree.
Once a year, Swaziland holds a fertility festival and reed dance called “Umhlanga”. During the week-long festival, over 25,000 unmarried girls of the kingdom dress in elaborate costume and sing and dance before the Queen Mother, giving the King an opportunity to choose a new wife.
Orgulhosamente moçambicana, apaixonada pela vida e por vivê-la. Apaixonada pelo meu país! Espero, através destas dissertações, levar ao mundo um pouco do que é Moçambique aos meus olhos apaixonados!
Proudly Mozambican, passionate about life and living it. In love with my country! I hope, through these posts, to share with the world some of Mozambique's beauties as seen through my passionate eyes!
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