About: Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,500m-high peaks of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mt. Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.
Currency: Lesotho loti (LSL)
Population: 2.074 million (2013) World Bank
Official languages: English, Southern Sotho
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Lesotho Tourism Board and Travel Trade Association Website Links:
- Government of Lesotho: www.lesotho.gov.ls
- Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation: www.ltdc.org.ls