Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 sq kmin size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and the Southern African Development Community. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    29° 19′ 54″ S • of southern latitude
    27° 29′ 22″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    −29.331701°; 27.489382°

Length of Lesotho from south to north is 233.034 kilometers, from west ot east – from 233.312 km on south to 238.218 km on north.

State symbols

Flag of Lesotho
Flag of Lesotho
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of Lesotho
Coat of arms of Lesotho

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