Lesotho

Lesotho is a small country totally surrounded by . It's known as the Kingdom in the Sky because the entire country is at a high altitude. Its lowest point is 1,400 m above sea level; no other country in the world has its lowest point above 1,000 m m!

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is the capital of and largest city in Lesotho and is very close to the north western border with South Africa. Photo: Netroamer, CC BY 3.0.

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

is a city in Lesotho, and the Camptown of the district of . Photo: Eraserhead03, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city and seat of in the mountainous northeastern part of Lesotho. Photo: Uspn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Leribe is in the north of Lesotho. Established in the 19th century by a British missionary, this town on the banks of the river was one of the main centres in colonial days. Photo: Jeff.t.mcdonald, Public domain.

is the capital city or camptown of the in Lesotho. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

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

is the capital city of in Lesotho. Photo: Paramente Phamotse, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is in Lesotho. Together with several national parks in it forms the UNESCO World Heritage site "Maloti Drakensberg Tranboundary World Heritage Site". Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the mountain stronghold from where King Moshoeshoe I established and ruled over the Kingdom of Lesotho in the 19th century, fighting off wave after wave of attacks by white settlers and hostile African armies. Photo: Marduk, CC0.

is a National Park in Lesotho. Photo: Maliba Lodge, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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

Lesotho

Latitude of center
-29.602° or 29° 36' 7.2" south
Longitude of center
28.229° or 28° 13' 44.4" east
Population
2,070,000
Elevation
2468 metres (8097 feet)
Capital
Area
30,355 km² (11,720 miles²)
Currency
Loti (LSL)
Phone code
266
Internet domain
.ls
Open­Street­Map ID
node 3491215388
Geo­Names ID
932692
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Also Known As

  • Achinese: Lesotho
  • Afar: Lesoto
  • Afrikaans: Lesotho
  • Akan: Lɛsutu
  • Albanian: Lesoto
  • Amharic: ሌሶቶ
  • Arabic: Lesoto
  • Arabic: ليسوتو
  • Aragonese: Lesoto
  • Armenian: Լեսոթո
  • Armenian: Լեսոտո
  • Arpitan: Lesothô
  • Asturian: Lesothu
  • Avaric: Lesotoa
  • Azerbaijani: Lesoto
  • Balinese: Lesotho
  • Bambara: Lesoto
  • Banjar: Lesotho
  • Bashkir: Лесото
  • Basque: Lesotho
  • Belarusian: Лесота
  • Bengali: লেসোথো
  • Bhojpuri: लिसोथो
  • Bishnupriya: লেসাথো
  • Bosnian: Lesoto
  • Breton: Lesotho
  • Bulgarian: Лесото
  • Burmese: လီဆိုသိုနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Lesotho
  • Cebuano: Lesotho
  • Central Bikol: Lesoto
  • Central Kurdish: لیسۆتۆ
  • Chavacano: Lesotho
  • Chechen: Лесото
  • Chinese: Lesotho
  • Chinese: 莱索托
  • Chinese: 萊索托
  • Chinese: 賴索托
  • Chuvash: Лесото
  • Cornish: Lesotho
  • Crimean Tatar: Lesoto
  • Croatian: Lesoto
  • Czech: Lesotho
  • Danish: Lesotho
  • Dhivehi: ލެސޯތޯ
  • Dimli (individual language): Lesotho
  • Dotyali: लेसोथो
  • Dutch: LS
  • Dutch: LSO
  • Dutch: Lesotho
  • Eastern Mari: Лесото
  • Egyptian Arabic: ليسوتو
  • English: Kingdom of Lesotho
  • English: LES
  • English: ls
  • English: 🇱🇸
  • Esperanto: LS
  • Esperanto: Lesoto
  • Esperanto: Reĝlando Lesoto
  • Estonian: Lesotho
  • Estonian: Lesotho Kuningriik
  • Ewe: Lesotho
  • Ewe: Lezoto
  • Ewe: Lɛsoto nutome
  • Extremaduran: Lesotu
  • Faroese: Lesoto
  • Fiji Hindi: Lesotho
  • Finnish: Lesotho
  • Finnish: Lesothon kuningaskunta
  • French: LS
  • French: Lesotho
  • French: le Royaume du Lesotho
  • Fulah: Lesoto
  • Gagauz: Lesoto
  • Galician: Lesotho
  • Galician: Lesoto
  • Ganda: Lesoso
  • Ganda: Lesotho
  • Georgian: ლესოთო
  • Georgian: ლესოტო
  • German: Lesotho
  • Greek: Βασίλειο του Λεσότο
  • Greek: Λεσόθο
  • Greek: Λεσότο
  • Guarani: Lesóto
  • Guianese Creole French: Lésoto
  • Gujarati: લેસોથો
  • Haitian: Lezoto
  • Hakka Chinese: Lesotho
  • Hausa: Lesotho
  • Hausa: Lesoto
  • Hebrew: לסוטו
  • Hebrew: לסותו
  • Hindi: लेसोथो
  • Hungarian: Lesotho
  • Hungarian: Lesothói Királyság
  • Icelandic: Lesótó
  • Ido: Lesotho
  • Ido: Lesoto
  • Igbo: Lesotho
  • Iloko: Lesoto
  • Inari Sami: Lesotho
  • Inari Sami: Lesotho kunâgâskodde
  • Indonesian: Lesotho
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Lesotho
  • Interlingue: Lesotho
  • Irish: Leosóta
  • Italian: Basotholand
  • Italian: Lesotho
  • Italian: Regno del Lesotho
  • Jamaican Creole English: Lesuoto
  • Japanese: レソト
  • Japanese: レソト王国
  • Javanese: Lésotho
  • Kabiyè: Lezoto
  • Kalaallisut: Lesotho
  • Kalmyk: Лесотин Нутг
  • Kannada: ಲೆಥೋಸೊ
  • Kannada: ಲೆಸೊಥೊ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Lesoto
  • Kazakh: Лесото
  • Khmer: លើសូតូ
  • Kikuyu: Lesotho
  • Kikuyu: Lesoto
  • Kinyarwanda: Lesoto
  • Kirghiz: Лесото
  • Kongo: Lesotho
  • Korean: 레소토
  • Kotava: Lesotoa
  • Kurdish: Lesoto
  • Kurdish: لەسۆتۆ
  • Kölsch: Lesotho
  • Ladin: Lesotho
  • Ladino: Lesotho
  • Lao: Lesoto
  • Lao: ເລໂຊໂທ
  • Latin: Lesothum
  • Latvian: Lesoto
  • Ligurian: Lesòthò
  • Limburgan: Lesotho
  • Lingala: Lesoto
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Lesoto
  • Literary Chinese: 賴索托
  • Lithuanian: Lesotas
  • Livvi: Lesoto
  • Lombard: Lesotho
  • Low German: Lesotho
  • Lower Sorbian: Lesotho
  • Luba-Katanga: Lesoto
  • Luxembourgish: Lesotho
  • Macedonian: Лесото
  • Macedonian: Лешото
  • Malagasy: Lesotho
  • Malagasy: Lesoto
  • Malay: Lesotho
  • Malayalam: ലെസോത്തോ
  • Maltese: Lesoto
  • Maltese: Renju tal-Lesoto
  • Manx: Lesoto
  • Maori: Teroto
  • Marathi: लेसोथो
  • Mazanderani: لسوتو
  • Min Dong Chinese: Lesotho
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lesotho
  • Minangkabau: Lesotho
  • Mingrelian: ლესოთო
  • Mongolian: Лесото
  • Moroccan Arabic: ليسوطو
  • N'Ko: ߟߌߛߕߏ߫
  • Nauru: Resoto
  • Navajo: Sotho Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Nepali: लेसोथो
  • Newari: लेसोथो
  • North Ndebele: Lesotho
  • Northern Frisian: Lesotho
  • Northern Luri: لسوتو
  • Northern Sami: Lesotho
  • Northern Sami: Lesotho gonagasriika
  • Norwegian: Lesotho
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kongedømmet Lesotho
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Lesotho
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Lesotho
  • Novial: Lesutu
  • Occitan (post 1500): Lesotho
  • Occitan (post 1500): Lesoto
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Lesotho
  • Oriya: ଲେସୋଥୋ
  • Oromo: Leesoottoo
  • Ossetian: Лесото
  • Pali: लेसोथो
  • Pampanga: Lesotho
  • Panjabi: ਲਿਸੋਥੋ
  • Papiamento: Lesotho
  • Pedi: Lesotho
  • Persian: لسوتو
  • Piemontese: Lesotho
  • Piemontese: Lesòto
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Lesotho
  • Polish: Lesotho
  • Polish: Lesoto
  • Portuguese: Categoria:Lesoto
  • Portuguese: Lesoto
  • Quechua: Suthusuyu
  • Romanian: Lesotho
  • Romansh: Lesotho
  • Rundi: Lesoto
  • Russia Buriat: Лесото
  • Russian: Королевство Лесото
  • Russian: Лесото
  • Sakizaya: Lesotho
  • Samogitian: Lesuots
  • Sango: Lesôtho
  • Sanskrit: लेसोथो
  • Santali: ᱞᱮᱥᱳᱛᱷᱳ
  • Sardinian: Lesotho
  • Saterfriesisch: Lesoto
  • Scots: Lesotho
  • Scottish Gaelic: Leasoto
  • Serbian: Lesoto
  • Serbian: Лесото
  • Serbo-Croatian: Lesotho
  • Serbo-Croatian: Lesoto
  • Shan: မိူင်းလႄႇသူဝ်းတူဝ်ႇ
  • Shona: Lesotho
  • Sicilian: Lesothu
  • Silesian: Lesotho
  • Sindhi: ليسوٿو
  • Sinhala: ලෙසෝතෝ
  • Skolt Sami: Lesotho
  • Skolt Sami: Lesotho koonǥõskåʹdd
  • Slovak: Lesotho
  • Slovenian: Lesoto
  • Somali: Lesotho
  • Somali: Losooto
  • South Azerbaijani: لسوتو
  • Southern Sotho: Lesotho
  • Southern Sotho: Mmuso wa Lesotho
  • Spanish: Lesotho
  • Spanish: Lesoto
  • Spanish: Reino de Lesoto
  • Sundanese: Lésotho
  • Swahili: Lesotho
  • Swahili: Lesoto
  • Swati: ÉLusûtfu
  • Swedish: Konungariket Lesotho
  • Swedish: Lesotho
  • Swiss German: Lesotho
  • Tagalog: Lesotho
  • Tagalog: Lesoto
  • Tajik: Лесото
  • Tamil: லெசோதோ
  • Tamil: லெசோத்தோ
  • Tatar: Лесото
  • Telugu: లెసోతో
  • Thai: ประเทศเลโซโท
  • Thai: เลโซโท
  • Tibetan: ལི་སོ་ཐོ།
  • Tibetan: ལེ་སོ་ཐོ།
  • Tigrinya: ሌሶቶ
  • Tok Pisin: Lesoto
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Lesoto
  • Tosk Albanian: Lesotho
  • Tsonga: Lesotho
  • Tswana: Lesotho
  • Tunisian Arabic: ليسوتو
  • Turkish: Lesotho
  • Turkish: Lesoto
  • Turkmen: Lesoto
  • Udmurt: Лесото
  • Uighur: لېسوتو
  • Ukrainian: Королівство Лесото
  • Ukrainian: Лесото
  • Upper Sorbian: Lesotho
  • Urdu: لیسوتھو
  • Uzbek: Lesoto
  • Venda: Li-Sotho
  • Venetian: Lesotho
  • Veps: Lesoto
  • Vietnamese: Lesotho
  • Vietnamese: Lê-xô-thô (Lesotho)
  • Vietnamese: Lê-xô-thô
  • Volapük: Sutuvän
  • Võro: Lesotho
  • Waray (Philippines): Lesoto
  • Welsh: Lesotho
  • Western Frisian: Lesoto
  • Western Panjabi: لیسوتھو
  • Wolof: Lesoto
  • Wu Chinese: 萊索托
  • Yakut: Лесото
  • Yiddish: לעסאטא
  • Yiddish: קעניגרייך פון לעסאטא
  • Yoruba: Lèsóthò
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Lesoto
  • Yue Chinese: 萊索托
  • Zeeuws: Lesotho
  • Zhuang: Lesotho
  • Zulu: OSotho
  • Zulu: i-Lesotho
  • Basoetoland
  • Colony of Basutoland
  • Lesuto
  • लिसूतू

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