The small African county Swaziland is formally recognised as the Kingdom of Swaziland with a few nicknames such as Ngwane or eSwatini. Swaziland is a landlocked country forming part of southern Africa and comprises of two African neighbours namely South Africa and Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, is named after the 19th-century king Mswati II.
The western part of the region is mountainous, descending to a lowveld region to the east. The seasons are reversed in comparison to the Northern Hemisphere – December is mid-summer and June mid-winter. Normally rain falls mostly during the summer months, often in the form of thunderstorms.
75% of Swaziland’s population rely on subsistence farming with the country’s prime trading partner being South Africa. Title Deed Lands (TDLs), where the bulk of high value crops are grown (sugar, forestry, and citrus) are characterised by high levels of investment and irrigation, and high productivity.
Capitals: Lobamba, Mbabane
King: Mswati III
Queen: Ntombi of Swaziland
Currency: Swazi lilangeni
Official languages: English Language, Swati Language