The seasons are the reverse
of those in the Northern Hemisphere with December being mid-summer and
June mid-winter. Generally speaking, rain falls mostly during the summer
months, often in the form of thunderstorms. Winter is the dry season.
Annual rainfall is highest on the Highveld in the West, between 1, 000
and 2, 000 mm depending on the year.
SiSwati (also known as
Swati, Swazi or Seswati) is a Bantu language of the Nguni Group, spoken
in Swaziland and South Africa. It has 2.5 million speakers and is taught
in schools. It is an official language of Swaziland and one of the
official languages of South Africa.
The lilangeni (plural: emalangeni, ISO 4217 code: SZL) is the currency
of Swaziland and is subdivided into 100 cents. The South African rand is
also accepted in Swaziland and it is issued by the Central Bank of
population of Swaziland in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at
1, 077, 000, which placed it as number 150 in population among the 193
nations of the world. In that year.
Lobamba is the traditional and legislative capital of Swaziland , seat
of the Parliament and residence of the Queen Mother. It is located in
the west of the country, in the Ezulwini valley, 16 km from Mbabane, in
the district of Hhohho. Its population is 5, 800.