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 1000 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.

or Leribe is a market town in the north of Lesotho. Photo: Jeff.t.mcdonald, Public domain.


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

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

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

is the capital city of District 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 Moeshoeshoe 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 tiny town in north western Lesotho, about 40 miles south of .

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

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


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