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Kingdom of Lesotho

Naha ea Lesotho (Sesotho)
Motto: "Khotso, Pula, Nala" (Sotho)
"Peace, Rain, Prosperity"
Anthem: Lesōthō Fatše La Bo-Ntat'a Rōna
(English: "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
Religion
(2015)[1]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Letsie III
Moeketsi Majoro
Mathibeli Mokhothu
Ntlhoi Motsamai
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence from United Kingdom
• 
4 October 1966
Area
• Total
30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi) (137th)
• Water (%)
0.0032%
Population
• 2018 estimate
2,108,328[2][3] (144th)
• 2004 census
2,142,249
• Density
68.1/km2 (176.4/sq mi) (138th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$7.448 billion[4]
• Per capita
$3,868[4]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$2.721 billion[4]
• Per capita
$1,413[4]
Gini (2015)54.2[5]
high · 17
HDI (2018)Increase 0.518[6]
low · 164th
CurrencyLesotho loti (LSL), South African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (South African Standard Time)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+266
ISO 3166 codeLS
Internet TLD.ls
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Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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