Area: 17,364 km2 (6,704 sq miles)
Capital City: Lobamba, Mbabane
Population: 1,343,098 (2016 estimate)
Official Languages: Swazi, English
Boarding Countries: South Africa, Mozambique
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR), Swazi Lilangeni (SZL)
Government: Parliamentary Absolute Diarchy
The high veld has a humid near-temperate climate with about 140 cm (55 in) of mean annual rainfall. The middle veld is subtropical and somewhat drier, with about 85 cm (33 in) of annual rainfall; the low veld, almost tropical, is sub-humid, receiving about 60 cm (24 in) of rain in an average year. Rainfall tends to be concentrated in a few violent storms in the summer (October–March). Temperatures range from as low as -3°c (27°f) in winter in the highlands to as high as 42°c (108°f) in summer in the lowlands. At Mbabane, temperatures average 20°c (68°f) in January and 12°c (54°f) in July.