Currency: Emalangeni (E) for plural, Lilangeni singular, on par with the South African rand Major towns: 1.Capital city > Mbabane 2. Largest city > Manzini
Population (2007): 1 018 449 Geographical size & Location: 17 360 sq km, Official Languages: SiSwati & English System of Government: Tinkhundla GDP growth rate: 2.0 GDP per capita: US $ 3639
Inflation rate (2011 estimates): 4.35% Human Development Index: 0.498 Literacy rate: 89.1 % Life expectancy: 43.3 years
Major Religion(s): Majority Christian, plus indigenous beliefs and small representations of other major world faiths Climate: Swaziland’s predominant summer rainfall season between October and March is characterized by occasional heavy downpours. The eastern side has a tropical sub humid with approx 60cm mean average rainfall. Midsummer (January) temperatures are known to reach 42 Degrees Celsius.
Average Temperatures: Midsummer: Mbabane (25 degrees c) Manzini (30 degrees c) Autumn: Mbabane (20 degrees c) Manzini (25 degrees c) Midwinter: Mbabane (15 degrees c) Manzini (20 degrees c) Spring: Mbabane (22 degrees c) Manzini (25 degrees c)