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Lesotho Travel Guide


Quick Facts
Capital Maseru
Government Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Currency loti (LSL); South African rand (ZAR)
Area total: 30,355 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 30,355 km2
Population 2,022,331 (July 2006 est.)
Language Sesotho (southern Sotho) (official), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
Religion Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
Electricity 230V
Calling Code 266
Internet TLD .ls
Time Zone UTC +2

Lesotho is a country in Southern Africa. Known as the Kingdom in the Sky because of its lofty altitude — it has the highest lowest point of any country in the world (1400m) and is the only country to be entirely above 1000m! Lesotho is totally surrounded by South Africa and is a fantastic adventure holiday destination.

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