Lesotho

Africa
  • Capital
    Maseru
  • Languages
    Sesotho, English
  • Currency
    Lesotho loti/Loti (LSL)
  • Dial Code
    + 266
Lesotho

Facts about Lesotho

Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country and enclave, surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size with a population of approximately 2,067,000. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name "Lesotho" translates roughly into "the land of the people who speak Sesotho". About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.