Lesotho BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +2 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|29°37'13"S / 28°14'50"E|
|LS / LSO|
|Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho)|
TYPE M SOUTH AFRICAN PLUG|
|Lesotho banks list|
Lesotho covers an area of more than 30,000 square kilometers. It is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. It is surrounded by South Africa and is located on the western slope of the Drakensberg Mountain on the eastern edge of the South African Plateau. The east is mountainous areas with an altitude of 1800-3000 meters, the north is a plateau with a height of about 3000 meters, and the west is hilly. Along the western border is a narrow and long lowland about 40 kilometers wide. 70% of the country's population is concentrated here. The Orange River and Tugla River both originate in the east. It has a continental subtropical climate. |
Lesotho, the full name of the Kingdom of Lesotho, is located in southeastern Africa and is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. It is located on the western slope of the Drakensberg Mountain on the eastern edge of the South African Plateau. The east is a mountainous area with an altitude of 1800-3000 meters; the north is a plateau with a height of about 3,000 meters; the west is a hilly area; along the western border is a narrow and long lowland about 40 kilometers wide, where 70% of the country’s population is concentrated. The Orange River and Tugla River both originate in the east. It has a continental subtropical climate.
Lesotho was originally a British colony, called Basutoland. In 1868, it became a British "protection area", and later it was incorporated into the British Cape Colony in South Africa (part of South Africa today). In 1884, the United Kingdom declared Basutoland as "the territory of the High Commissioner." Lesotho became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in October 1966, and Mo Shushu II was king. Lesotho declared independence on October 4, 1966, implemented a constitutional monarchy, and was governed by the Kuomintang.
Population of 2.2 million (2006), General English and Sesuto. More than 80% of residents believe in Protestant Christianity and Catholicism, and the rest believe in primitive religion and Islam.