Lesotho became an independent state in 1966, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Lesotho is 1,930,493 (2012) and the nation has a density of 64 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Lesotho is the Loti (LSL). As well, the people of Lesotho are refered to as Basotho.
The dialing code for the country is 266 and the top level internet domain for Basotho sites is .ls.
Lesotho shares land borders with only one country, South Africa.
To learn more, visit our detailed Lesotho section.
|Density||63.6 / km2 ( 164.7 / mi2 )|
|Languages||English, Southern Sotho|
|GDP||2,088,021,624 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||1,082 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||30,355 km2 (11,720 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Country||South Africa|
What is the capital of Lesotho?
Maseru is the capital city of Lesotho. It has a population of 118,355, and is located on a latitue of -29.32 and longitude of 27.48.
Maseru is also the political center of Lesotho, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.
Quick Facts About Maseru, the Capital Of Lesotho
|Elevation||1552 meters over sea level|
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