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Facts about Lesotho

Administrative divisions: 10 districts; Berea , Butha-Buthe , Leribe , Mafeteng , Maseru , Mohale's Hoek , Mokhotlong , Qacha's Nek , Quthing , Thaba-Tseka
Area: total: 30 ,355 sq km land: 30 ,355 sq km water: 0 sq km
Background: Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled for the first two decades. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990 , but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and was reinstated in 1995. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. In 1998 , violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Botswanan military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Subsequent constitutional reforms restored relative political stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002 , but the National Assembly elections of February 2007 were hotly contested and aggrieved parties continue to periodically demonstrate their distrust of the results.
Flag description: three horizontal stripes of blue (top) , white , and green in the proportions of 3:4:3; the colors represent rain , peace , and prosperity respectively; centered in the white stripe is a black Basotho hat representing the indigenous people; the flag was unfurled in October 2006 to celebrate 40 years of independence
Capital: name: Maseru geographic coordinates: 29 19 S , 27 29 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: temperate; cool to cold , dry winters; hot , wet summers
Currency code: loti (LSL); South African rand (ZAR)
Ethnic groups: Sotho 99.7% , Europeans , Asians , and other 0.3% ,
Geographic coordinates: 29 30 S , 28 30 E
Geography note: landlocked , completely surrounded by South Africa; mountainous , more than 80% of the country is 1 ,800 m above sea level
Government type: parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Imports partners: China 30% , Hong Kong 29.6% , India 10% , South Korea 6.6% , Germany 6.4% , Pakistan 4.6% (2007)
Internet country code: .ls
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 909 km border countries: South Africa 909 km
Languages: Sesotho (southern Sotho) , English (official) , Zulu , Xhosa
Location: Southern Africa , an enclave of South Africa
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Independence Day , 4 October (1966)
Nationality: noun: Mosotho (singular) , Basotho (plural) adjective: Basotho
Natural hazards: periodic droughts
Population: 2 ,128 ,180 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy , higher infant mortality , higher death rates , lower population growth rates , and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Christian 80% , indigenous beliefs 20%
Terrain: mostly highland with plateaus , hills , and mountains
Unemployment rate: 45% (2002)

Capital of Kingdom of Lesotho

Maseru (click to view Maseru map)

Places in Lesotho

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Lesotho. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Berea District (33 google map locations)
Butha-Buthe District (24 google map locations)
Leribe District (23 google map locations)
Mafeteng District (48 google map locations)
Maseru District (58 google map locations)
Mohale's Hoek District (28 google map locations)
Mokhotlong District (7 google map locations)
Qacha's Nek District (8 google map locations)
Quthing District (19 google map locations)
Thaba-Tseka District (8 google map locations)

Random cities in Lesotho

Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho.

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