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Eswatini is a country in Southern Africa, lying between Mozambique and South Africa. The country is located at the geographic coordinates . Eswatini has an area of 17,363 square kilometres, of which 160 are water. The major regions of the country are Lowveld, Midveld and Highveld.
The climate of Eswatini varies from tropical to near temperate. 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 (39.4 and 78.7 in) depending on the year. The further East, the less rain, with the Lowveld recording 500 to 900 mm (19.7 to 35.4 in) per annum. Variations in temperature are also related to the altitude of the different regions. The Highveld temperature is temperate and, seldom, uncomfortably hot while the Lowveld may record temperatures around 40 °C (104 °F) in summer.
The average temperatures at Mbabane, according to seasons:
|Spring||September - October||18 °C (64.4 °F)|
|Summer||November - March||20 °C (68 °F)|
|Autumn||April - May||17 °C (62.6 °F)|
|Winter||June - August||13 °C (55.4 °F)|
As a landlocked country, Eswatini has neither coastline nor maritime claims. In terms of land boundaries, Eswatini borders Mozambique for 105 kilometres, and South Africa for 430, giving a total land boundary length of 535 km.
670 km² of the country's land is irrigated. The following table describes land use in Eswatini
|Use||Percentage of Area|
Eswatini is part of the following international agreements: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban and Ozone Layer Protection. The country has signed, but not ratified the agreement on desertification, and the law of the sea.
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This is a list of the extreme points of Eswatini, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location.