Swaziland, the country that changes its name and its extension

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We have learned from the press that Swaziland will change its name at the will of its Monarch.

Indeed, this little South African territory has not changed its name after the decolonization, fifty years ago. It will soon be the case, with the term eSwatini, the country of Swazi. If this information is more of a geopolitical notion, it will have an impact on the country’s abbreviation within the ISO standard 3166-1 alpha 2, and its extension will then change; a similar situation to the one of Kazakhstan, already discussed on this blog.

A new example which highlights the importance of the country’s stability in the choice of an extension used for an active communication.