Lesotho is a small and poor country totally surrounded by South Africa. Known as the Kingdom in the Sky because of its lofty altitude — its lowest point is the highest of any country in the world at 1,400 m and is the only whole country that could be called a "Munro" since it is entirely above 900 m!

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


Ts'ehlanyane National Park is in the Leribe district of Lesotho.

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

Hlotse or Leribe is a market town in the north of Lesotho.

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

Sehlabathebe National Park is in Lesotho. Together with several national parks in South Africa 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.

Thaba Bosiu 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.

Mokhotlong is a city in Lesotho

Mohale's Hoek is a city in Lesotho. Mohale's Hoek has a number of fine dining options.

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


  • 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:  2,468 meters (8,097 feet)
  • Capital:  Maseru
  • Area:  30,355 km² (11,720 miles²)
  • Languages:  English, Southern Sotho, Zulu, Xhosa
  • Currency:  Loti (LSL)
  • Phone code:  266
  • Internet domain:  .ls
  • Neighbors:  South Africa
  • 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
  • Fulah:  Lesoto
  • Galician:  Lesoto
  • Ganda:  Lesoso
  • Georgian:  ლესოთო, ლესოტო
  • Greek:  Λεσόθο, Λεσότο
  • Gujarati:  લેસોથો
  • Hausa:  Lesoto
  • Hebrew:  לסוטו, לסותו
  • Hindi:  लेसोथो
  • Icelandic:  Lesótó
  • Ido:  Lesoto
  • Iloko:  Lesoto
  • Irish:  Leosóta
  • Japanese:  レソト, レソト王国
  • Kannada:  ಲೆಥೋಸೊ
  • Kikuyu:  Lesoto
  • Korean:  레소토
  • Kurdish:  Lesoto, لەسۆتۆ
  • Lao:  ເລໂຊໂທ
  • Latin:  Lesothum
  • Latvian:  Lesoto
  • Lingala:  Lesoto
  • Lithuanian:  Lesotas
  • Luba-Katanga:  Lesoto
  • Macedonian:  Лесото, 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, เลโซโท
  • Tibetan:  ལེ་སོ་ཐོ།
  • Tigrinya:  ሌሶቶ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands):  Lesoto
  • Turkish:  Lesoto
  • Uighur:  لېسوتو
  • Ukrainian:  Лесото
  • Urdu:  لیسوتھو
  • Vietnamese:  Lê-xô-thô (Lesotho), Lê-xô-thô
  • Volapük:  Sutuvän
  • Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Lesoto
  • Zulu:  i-Lesotho
  • Basoetoland
  • Colony of Basutoland
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Lesuto

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