Swaziland is a southern African countries, landlocked by South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. The monarchy in Swaziland is one of the oldest in Africa.
Swaziland, one of the last absolute monarchies in the world, is one of the smallest countries in Africa and has a well deserved reputation for friendliness in Southern Africa. It also contains several parks and reserves of big game, the government-sponsored and are popular tourist destinations.
Compared to other countries in the region, Swaziland is known for its civility and peace known, despite similar problems with poverty and one of the worst crises in the world against AIDS. In November 2008, the reported proportion of people with HIV was noted as 30%, which of course does not include those who have not yet tested. The AIDS epidemic has broken the unity of the traditional extended family, so many orphans and children struggling to survive.
Adminstrative Hhohho (northwest), Lubombo (is), Manzini (center-west), and Shiselweni (South): Swaziland is divided into four districts.
Rumors abound that much of Swaziland economy over the use of marijuana or dagga as it is locally known, is based.
Generally, rain falls mostly during the summer months, often in the form of thunderstorms. Winter is the dry season. The annual rainfall is highest on the Highveld in the west between 1000 and 2000 mm depending on the year. The farther east, the less rain, with the Lowveld recording 500 to 900 mm per year. Temperature fluctuations are also related to the height of the different regions. The Highveld temperature is temperate, and rarely too hot while the Lowveld may record temperatures around 40 degrees in summer.
Swazis are very loyal to the King and the Bank, be smart about what is said publicly. Swaziland is also predominantly Christian and modesty in dress is recommended. Married women cover their hair in general.
Swazis adhere strongly to their historical traditions, which are widely used today. Many who suffer from a disease should be at a sangoma to determine the cause and prescribe treatments inyanga. It is the height of disrespect or denigrate these people in order to refer them as witches.