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Lesotho Overview: Development news, research, data

Lesotho Lesotho is a small, mountainous, and landlocked country, surrounded by its much larger neighbor, South Africa. It has a population of about 2.2 million, and nominal gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of $1,091 in 2021. Read moreLesotho | Capital, Map, Flag, Population, Language, & PeopleThe World Bank classifies Lesotho as a lower-middle-income country. It is mostly highlands, with its lowest point being 1,400 meters above sea level. Previously a British protectorate, the nation gained its independence on October 4, 1966. Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy […]

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Lesotho country profile – BBC News

Lesotho June 10, 2011 Updated January 25, 2023 Read moreLesotho | Capital, Map, Flag, Population, Language, & PeopleThe Kingdom of Lesotho is made up mostly of highlands, where many of the villages can be reached only on horseback, by foot or light aircraft. Resources are scarce – a consequence of the harsh environment of the highland plateau and limited agricultural space in the lowlands. The former British protectorate has been heavily dependent on the country which completely surrounds it – South Africa. Read moreLesotho Overview: Development news, […]

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Lesotho | Capital, Map, Flag, Population, Language, & People


Lesotho Lesotho, country in Southern Africa. A scenic land of tall mountains and narrow valleys, Lesotho owes a long history of political autonomy to the mountains that surround it and protect it from encroachment. Since the Neolithic Periodthe mountain kingdom was the domain of Khoisan-speaking hunter-gatherers. In the 19th century the Sotholed by Moshoeshoe I, took control of the region. He remained independent until he became a British protectorateone of three British High Commission Territories (the others being Bechuanaland [now Botswana] and Swaziland). Read moreLesotho country profile […]

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