Swaziland Weather and Climate

According to COUNTRYAAH, Swaziland is a Southern African state (17,363 km²). Capital: Mbabane. Administrative division: districts (4). Population: 1,093,238 (2017). Language: English and siSwati (official). Religion: Protestants 35%, Catholics 25%, Muslims 1%, animists / traditional beliefs 30%, others 9%. Monetary unit: lilangeni (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.588 (144th place). Borders: South Africa (N, S, E, W), Mozambique (NE). Member of: COMESA, Commonwealth, UN, SACU, SADC, UA and WTO.

Population

The population of Eswatini is made up almost exclusively of Swazis (82.3%); the Zulus (9.6%) form the second ethnic group, even if it is a strong minority compared to the Swazis. Another minority represented is that of the tsonga (2.3%); the other groups are overall 5.8%. Around 1850 the first white settlers began to arrive in the country, mainly represented by the Boers, which gave rise to an effective occupation and cultivation of the territories they had under concession (in addition to which they had multiple rights to exploit mineral and forest resources). Profitable planting activities flanked traditional agriculture and livestock. The population is subject to a very high demographic increase: from 180,000 residents in 1946 it rose to 375,000 residents in 1966, to 823,000 residents in 1992, registering an annual increase of 2.7% in the period 1988-92. Currently the population has exceeded one million residents, and the annual increase between 2015 and 2020 was 1.8%. The population structure is extremely young; 34.4% of the residents are under the age of 15. The high rate of population growth also implies a high supply of labor that cannot be satisfied: this explains the considerable migratory movements between Eswatini and the Republic of South Africa. The average density is 62.96 residents / km²; the most populated areas are those of the central and southern Middleveld. The urban population is equal to almost a quarter of the residents (in 2017 it was 23.6%), a figure that shows a trend towards growth due to the abandonment of the countryside and the traditional clan life. The most common typical village consists of a nucleus of huts located in a circle around the cattle enclosure (The urban population is equal to almost a quarter of the residents (in 2017 it was 23.6%), a figure that shows a trend towards growth due to the abandonment of the countryside and the traditional clan life. The most common typical village consists of a nucleus of huts located in a circle around the cattle enclosure (The urban population is equal to almost a quarter of the residents (in 2017 it was 23.6%), a figure that shows a trend towards growth due to the abandonment of the countryside and the traditional clan life. The most common typical village consists of a nucleus of huts located in a circle around the cattle enclosure (kraal). The major centers, Mbabane, the capital, and Manzini, the main economic center, do not exceed 100,000 residents The smaller towns, which generally arose as a result of the economic activities of the whites, are around a few tens of thousands of abs. and mostly perform purely local commercial and administrative functions. Some of them have had a significant boost from tourism.

Temperatures, rainfall in Mbabane (Swaziland)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 25 ° C 25 ° C 24 ° C 23 ° C 21 ° C 19 ° C 20 ° C 21 ° C 23 ° C 23 ° C 23 ° C 24 ° C
Night temperature 15 ° C 15 ° C 13 ° C 11 ° C 8 ° C 5 ° C 5 ° C 7 ° C 10 ° C 11 ° C 13 ° C 14 ° C
Precipitation in mm 253 225 152 88 34 19 20 35 69 142 198 207
Rainy days 17 14 14 10 5 3 3 7 9 15 17 17
Sunrise 5:15 5:40 5:55 6:10 6:25 6:40 6:45 6:25 5:55 5:20 5:00 4:55
Sunset 18:50 18:40 18:15 17:40 17:15 17:10 17:20 17:35 17:50 18:00 18:20 18:45

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Mbabane is 16.5 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is January (19.9 ° C), coldest month of June with average values of 12 ° C.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 1441 mm on 131 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of January, February, November and December are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, around 882.5 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. During the months of June and July snowfall is possible.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Manzini.

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