Swaziland Halee pendleton

LoCation

There are two kinds of location absolute and relative

  • Absolute is the exact location of a place (123 South St. New Albany, Indiana)
  • Relative is a location relatively close to another location (My house is right next to McDonald's on Charlestown road)

Swazilands relative location is between Mozambique and South Africa. The exact location is 26' 19' S, 31' 8' E.

Mbabane is the capital of Swaziland. The continent its located on is Africa.

Some interesting landforms are

  • Lulombo Mountains
  • Drakenserg mountains

Swaziland experiences extreme weather like tropical cyclones and droughts. The most wet seasons are October and March. Tempatures hottest in lowveld.

Mozambique and South Africa border Swaziland. The Indian Ocean is relatively close.

Place

Place refers to the physical and human aspects of an envirement.

If you went to Swaziland the nautural resources you would find are coal, diamonds, gold, talc, and quarry stones.

The people of Swaziland mostly practice Christianity.

They love colorful ceremonies and party's. Both men and women dress traditionally. The boys heard cattle and the girls help around the house.

They have a monarchy government meaning one person reigns. They are one of the only countries who don't practice multiparty democracy. Swaziland has two capital cities. Mbabne is the administrative, officially recognized capital, while Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital. The government of Swaziland has developed a "Programme of Action" to reach First World Status by the year 2022.

Human-Environmental inteRactions

Human - environment interaction refers to they ways people change and how the environment changes them.

Swaziland has very diverse crops including sugar, citrus fruits, maize, and other crops, cotton, forestry and livestock.

The jobs there are a lot like ours including armed fources, sale clerks, and those things but they also have a lot of travel guides and things like that because it is a tourist location.

There are a lot of endangered species like the Barbus brevipinnis, the blue Crane, the blue swallow, bread palm, highveld golden mole, and the list can go on and on. The main environmental problem in Swaziland is soil erosion, mainly caused by overgrazing. Also, population growth and the increased demand for fuel has threatened the country's forests, and the resulting deforestation has contributed to the loss of valuable soil.

Region

A region is an area of land that has common features like government , language, or religion.

Education begins with pre-school, primary, secondary, and then high school.

The total population of Swaziland is 1.25 million people and the population density is 73.79. The area is 6,704 square miles. The per capita GDP is 3,034.22 USD.

The life expectancy in males is 56 and for women it's 61. Main causes of death are HIV/AIDS, stroke, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diabetes Melititus, etc. 

The literacy rate is 87.47%, ranking 103rd among all countries.

The climate region is Mediterranean/temperate.

Movement

Movement is the moving of goods, people, product, and ideas.

Major export goods are

  • Sugar
  • Cotton
  • Wood pulp

Major import goods

  • Food
  • Fuel
  • Energy

The Swaziland flag has a red background and a black and white lemon shaped thing in the middle there are three fluffy looking balls and arrows behind the lemon. The red stands for past battles, the blue stands for peace and stability, and the yellow for the resources. The main symbol is the Nguni shield and two spheres symbolize protection.

Swaziland is one of the last countries in the world to abolish an almost complete monopoly in all sectors of its telecommunications market.

Public transport is one of the main ways to travel.

Current eventS

One thing happening in Swaziland currently is private as well public schools are being forced to teach siSwati, which is tounge of Swazi people. Also water sources have declined by 50 percent during 2016. This led to failed harvest, high food prices, agricultural livelihood degradation, livestock losses, and reduces water availability. In January of 2017 WFP provided emergency food assistance to 154,000 people affected by the drought.

Travel to swazilaNd

Swaziland is a tiny country with a big a lot of culture and hearts, and very friendly people. The people of Swaziland like to uphold ancient traditions. Beautiful mountains, valleys, forests, and plains are to be explored. There are parks and reserves to see thrilling safaris and see the big five, a number of endangered species, and amazing birdlife. This country is known for civility and peacefulness. If you traveled here you would get to see so many beautiful sites, amazing cultures, and very friendly people. These are all the reasons why Swaziland is such a high tourist attraction.

A day in the life

In Swaziland you go to school as a kid just like in the US. A lot of the kids over there are growing up without parents because of HIV/AIDS. They live in rural or semi rural areas and they follow a more traditional way of life. Over 40 percent are living in poverty. Many lack portable water, housing, and sanitation facilities. When you are a child in swaziland a lot of the time you will be raising your sibling due to the outbreak of HIV/AIDS. The children of Swaziland dress pretty traditional. In a lot of the photos you'll see wool or skin that covers your bottom half and they will be shirtless. Or you'll see some clothes like shorts with shirts. For fun they play in the waters of swaziland, play ball with each other, and things like that.

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