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About Lesotho

Lesotho is an interesting tourist destination which offers a view of the ethnic lifestyle of Africa. It is a landlocked country and is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The country is a member of Commonwealth of Nations.


Currency :

Lesotho loti (LSL)

Population :

2,067,000 (estimated)

Area :

30,355 km2
12,727 sq. mi

Language :

English, Sesotho (or Sotho)

Calling code :

+266

Time zone :

SAST (UTC+2)


Climate and Geography

Throughout the year, Lesotho’s high altitude makes it cooler than other regions at the same latitude. Summer-thunderstorms make most of the precipitation in this region. The temperature in summers often reaches 30 °C (86 °F) in Maseru and the surrounding lowlands. Whereas in winters the temperature in lowlands can dip to -7 °C (19 °F) and the temperature in highlands to -18 °C (-0 °F) at times. The higher peaks go through year-round snowfall. In the highlands, snow is common between May and September. In elevation, Lesotho is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 meters. Therefore its lowest point of 1,400 meters is highest in the world. Besides this, there are some other features as well that make this country interesting. For example- the fact that Lesotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa and is also the southernmost landlocked country in the world!

Territory and capital : Lesotho’s capital is Maseru which is also the largest city of the country. The country is divided into ten districts for administrative purposes and each district is headed by a district administrator. Camptown is the name given to the capital of each district.

Suitable visiting seasons : The ideal season for visiting Lesotho is during summers i.e. from April to end of September.

Transportation

Air transport is available as there are a total of 28 airports. The road transport is also available.


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