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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 in the Leribe district of .

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 a city in

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

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:  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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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
Georgian:  ლესოტო Greek:  Λεσόθο Greek:  Λεσότο Gujarati:  લેસોથો Hausa:  Lesoto Hebrew:  לסוטו Hebrew:  לסותו Hindi:  लेसोथो Icelandic:  Lesótó Ido:  Lesoto Iloko:  Lesoto Irish:  Leosóta 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:  लेसोथो Occitan:  Lesoto Oriya:  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:  Lesoto
Tagalog:  Lesoto Tajik:  Лесото Tamil:  லெசோதோ Telugu:  లెసోతో Thai:  ประเทศเลโซโท Thai:  เลโซโท Tibetan:  ལེ་སོ་ཐོ། Tigrinya:  ሌሶቶ Tonga:  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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