Swaziland rests in Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa with a total population of 1,386,914. Its natural resources include asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc. Swaziland gained independence from the UK in September 1968 and the official languages are English and siSwati. Common religions are Zionist (40%), Roman Catholic (20%), Muslim (10%), and other (includes Anglican, Baha'i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish--30%).  Subsistence agriculture employs approximately 70% of the population.