Lesotho is a small country that is totally surrounded by . It's known as the Kingdom in the Sky because the entire country is at a high altitude.

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is the capital of and largest city in and is very close to the north western border with South Africa.


is a small town in central . In Sesotho, literally means Place of Smoke, which is a reference to the huge 200m Maletsunyane Falls which is close to the town.

or Leribe is a market town in the north of .

is a tiny town in north western , about 40 miles south of .

is in . Together with several national parks in it forms the UNESCO World Heritage site "Maloti Drakensberg Tranboundary World Heritage Site".

Katse is a tiny village in the Lesotho Highlands. It is near and gives its name to the Katse Dam, a huge manmade reservoir built to sell water to neighbouring South Africa.

is the mountain stronghold from where King Moeshoeshoe established and ruled over the in the 19th century, fighting off wave after wave of attacks by white settlers and hostile African armies.

is the southernmost district of . The biggest town in the district is called Moyeni.

is a city in . has a number of fine dining options.

is a town near Lesotho's north-western border.

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  • Location: ,
  • Population: 1,920,000
  • Latitude of center: 29° 36' 7.2" (29.602°) south
  • Longitude of center: 28° 13' 44.4" (28.229°) east
  • Elevation: 2468 meters (8097 feet)
  • Capital:
  • Area: 30,355 km² (11,720 miles²)
  • Languages: English, Southern Sotho, Zulu and Xhosa
  • Currency: Loti (LSL)
  • Phone code: 266
  • Internet domain: .ls
  • Neighbors:
  • Wikidata: Lesotho
  • Wikimedia Commons: Lesotho

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Other Names for Lesotho

Akan: Lɛsutu, Albanian: Lesoto, Amharic: ሌሶቶ, Arabic: ليسوتو, Aragonese: Lesoto, Armenian: Լեսոտո, Arpitan: Lesothô, Asturian: Lesothu, Azerbaijani: Lesoto, Bambara: Lesoto, Belarusian: Лесота, Bengali: লেসোথো, Bosnian: Lesoto, Bulgarian: Лесото, Central Khmer: លើសូតូ, Chinese: 莱索托, Croatian: Lesoto, Esperanto: Lesoto, Ewe: Lɛsoto nutome, Faroese: Lesoto, French: Lesotho, Fulah: Lesoto, Galician: Lesoto, Ganda: Lesoso, Georgian: ლესოთო, Georgian: ლესოტო, German: Lesotho, Greek: Λεσόθο, Greek: Λεσότο, Gujarati: લેસોથો, Hausa: Lesoto, Hebrew: לסוטו, Hebrew: לסותו
Hindi: लेसोथो, Icelandic: Lesótó, Ido: Lesoto, Iloko: Lesoto, Irish: Leosóta, Italian: Lesotho, Japanese: レソト, Japanese: レソト王国, Kannada: ಲೆಥೋಸೊ, Kikuyu: Lesoto, Korean: 레소토, Kurdish: Lesoto, Kurdish: لەسۆتۆ, Lao: ເລໂຊໂທ, Latin: Lesothum, Latvian: Lesoto, Lingala: Lesoto, Lithuanian: Lesotas, Luba-Katanga: Lesoto, Macedonian: Лесото, Macedonian: Лешото, Malayalam: ലെസോത്തോ, Maltese: Lesoto, Marathi: लेसोथो, Nepali (macrolanguage): लेसोथो, Occitan (post 1500): Lesoto, Oriya (macrolanguage): ଲେସୋଥୋ, Persian: لسوتو, Piemontese: Lesòto, Polish: Lesoto, Portuguese: Lesoto, Rundi: Lesoto, Russian: Лесото
Sango: Lesôtho, Scottish Gaelic: Leasoto, Serbian: Лесото, Serbo-Croatian: Lesoto, Sicilian: Lesothu, Slovenian: Lesoto, Somali: Losooto, Spanish: Lesoto, Swahili (macrolanguage): Lesoto, Tagalog: Lesoto, Tajik: Лесото, Tamil: லெசோதோ, Telugu: లెసోతో, Thai: ประเทศเลโซโท, Thai: เลโซโท, Tibetan: ལེ་སོ་ཐོ།, Tigrinya: ሌሶቶ, Tonga (Tonga Islands): Lesoto, Turkish: Lesoto, Uighur: لېسوتو, Ukrainian: Лесото, Urdu: لیسوتھو, Vietnamese: Lê-xô-thô (Lesotho), Vietnamese: Lê-xô-thô, Volapük: Sutuvän, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Lesoto, Zulu: i-Lesotho, Basoetoland, Colony of Basutoland, Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesuto
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