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About LesothoSatellite view is showing Lesotho a landlocked mountainous Kingdom in Southern Africa. The country forms an enclave in central east of South Africa, about 300 km south west of Swaziland. Lesotho was known as Basutoland until independence from the UK in 1966.
The country occupies an area of 30,355 km², this is about the size of Belgium, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Maryland. It is the only country in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) and more than 80 percent of Lesotho is 1,800 m (5,905 ft) above sea level. Its highest point is Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482 m, situated in the Maloti Mountains, part of the Drakensberg range in central east of the country close to the border. The Maloti-Drakensberg Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the transboundary site is composed of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park in South Africa and the Sehlathebe National Park in Lesotho.
The country enjoys a temperate climate, with cool to cold dry winters (from June to August) and hot, wet summers (mid-October to mid-February).
The Kingdom of Lesotho has a population of just under 2 million people. Capital city of is Maseru.
Spoken languages are Sesotho and English.
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Saturday-February-16 14:51Time zone: South Africa Standard Time (SAST) :: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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|Other Countries of Southern Africa:
Botswana | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland
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Port Elizabeth | Pretoria | Rustenburg | Windhoek
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