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.
King: Mswati III
Queen: Ntombi of Swaziland
Currency: Swazi lilangeni
Official languages: English Language, Swati Language