is located in Sub-Saharan Africa
part of Africa
. It's total area is 30K km²
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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English, Southern Sotho are the official languages.
The official currencies are Lesotho loti [1 USD = 18.72 LSL], South African rand [1 USD = 18.659 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.
In 2019, 1.1M tourists arrived to Lesotho. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Lesotho economy with a total of 24M $ income (%1.9).
Broadband is 🐢average with 22.46 Mbps.
Averag yearly temperature is 🌤️ 13 °C and warm. Current 3 months (December, January and February) average is 🌤️ 17 °C and warm. Current season (winter) is 🌤️ 17 °C and warm.
|Yearly average||13 °C 🌤️|
|3 month average||17 °C 🌤️|
|Spring average||12 °C 🌤️|
|Summer average||7 °C ❄️|
|Fall average||14 °C 🌤️|
|Winter average||17 °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.
In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 2.9B $ and with %-2.9 decrease GNI per capita was 1.3K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %8.3.
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