Lesotho travel guide



Lesotho is located in Sub-Saharan Africa part of Africa. It's total area is 30K km² and 1.1% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 2.3M. 29.9% lives in cities whereas 70.1% lives in rural areas.
Lesotho ( (listen) lə-SOO-too, Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]) officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a country landlocked as an enclave in South Africa. It is situated in the Maloti Mountains and contains the highest mountains in Southern Africa. It has an area of over 30,000 km2 (11,600 sq mi) and has a population of about 2 million.

It was previously the British Crown colony of Basutoland, which was given independence by the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is a fully sovereign state and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, and the Southern African Development Community. The name Lesotho roughly translates to "land of the Sotho".

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💬 Languages

English, Southern Sotho are the official languages.

💵 Currencies

The official currencies are Lesotho loti [1 USD = 19.094 LSL], South African rand [1 USD = 19.094 ZAR].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Lesotho, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %3.44107151]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 312 ATM's in Lesotho.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 1.1M tourists arrived to Lesotho. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Lesotho economy with a total of 24M $ income (%1.9).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is 🐢average with 26.17 Mbps.

Broadband (0.92 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🌤️ 13 °C and warm. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is ❄️ 7 °C and cold. Current season (spring) is 🌤️ 12 °C and warm.
Yearly average13 °C 🌤️
3 month average7 °C ❄️
Spring average12 °C 🌤️
Summer average7 °C ❄️
Fall average14 °C 🌤️
Winter average17 °C 🌤️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 2.8B $ and with %3.1 increase GNI per capita was 1.2K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %8.3.

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