Lesotho World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Lesotho Strangely enough this small kingdom is totally surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Here you will be able to find an interesting mix of ancient culture and a rapidly developing modernity.Take a pony track or on food through the Malealea hills and villages and be amazed. The last years the capital city Maseru has experienced a massive expansion, but is still surrounded by rural villages.

Area: 30.354 Km²
Population: 2.177.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 72 pop/Km²

System of government: Constitutional monarchy
Capital: Maseru (367.000 pop.)
Major cities: -
Ethnic majority: Sotho 99%
Border countries: Inside to South Africa

Principal mountains: Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 m
Principal rivers: Orange 350 Km (Basotho tract, total 2092 Km)
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: -
Climate: Subtropical warm

Language: Sesotho, English (both officials)
Religion: Protestant 42%, Catholic 38%, Indigenous Beliefs 15%, Muslim 5%
Currency: Loti (LSL)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 11/3, 4/4, 1/5, 17/7, 4/10, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00266
GMT: +2

World Heritage List: -