Lesotho

Flag of Lesotho

Lesotho is a small landlocked country entirely surrounded by South Africa. It is known as the 'Mountain Kingdom', the whole country being over 1,000m in altitude. The Drakensburg Mountains to the South East of the country are the last stronghold in Southern Africa of the huge bearded vulture. Lesotho's economy is based on exports of water sold to South Africa, manufacturing, agriculture, livestock, and to some extent the earnings of laborers employed in South Africa. Lesotho also exports diamonds, wool, mohair, clothing, and footwear.

Established
1966/10/4
Joined Commonwealth
1966
Capital City
Maseru
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Country motto
Size
18971 square miles.
Population
2,130,819
Population density
Based on figures from .
per square kilometre. (World ranking: )
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$3,384,000,000 (World ranking:170)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
.549 (World ranking:138)
Currency Code
LSL
Country calling code
266
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Project Darlington Youth Service - Lesotho
9 years 37 weeks ago

The theme of this exchange is "HIV/AIDS"
This exchange gives young people the opportunity to examine the subject of HIV/AIDs and sexual health for young people and communities.