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Kingdom of Lesotho
'Muso oa Lesotho (Sotho)
Motto: "Khotso, Pula, Nala" (Sotho)
"Peace, Rain, Prosperity"
Anthem: Lesotho Fatše La Bontata Rona
Lesotho, land of our Fathers
Location of  Lesotho  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Lesotho  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Maseru
29°28′S27°56′E / 29.467°S 27.933°E / -29.467; 27.933
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• King
Letsie III
Tom Thabane
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
4 October 1966
Area
• Total
30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi) (140th)
• Water (%)
0.0032%
Population
• 2015 estimate
2,135,000[1] (144th)
• 2004 census
2,031,348
• Density
68.1/km2 (176.4/sq mi) (138th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$7.287 billion[2]
• Per capita
$3,752[2]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$2.439 billion[2]
• Per capita
$1,256[2]
Gini (2015)54.2[3]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.497[4]
low · 160th
CurrencyLesotho loti (LSL)
Time zoneSAST(UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+266
ISO 3166 codeLS
Internet TLD.ls
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 and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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