Lesotho

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Kinrick o Lesotho
Muso oa Lesotho
Motto: "Khotso, Pula, Nala" (Template:ISO 639 name st)
"Peace, Rain, Prosperity"
Anthem: Lesotho Fatse La Bontata Rona
Lesotho, land o oor Faithers
Location o  Lesotho  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Lesotho  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Maseru
29°28′S 27°56′E / 29.467°S 27.933°E / -29.467; 27.933
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups
  • 99.7% Sotho
  • 0.3% ither Africans
Demonym
Government Unitary pairliamentary constitutional monarchy
 -  Keeng Letsie III
 -  Prime Meenister Tom Thabane
Legislatur Parliament
 -  Upper hoose Senate
 -  Lawer hoose Naitional Assembly
Unthirldom
 -  frae the Unitit Kinrick 4 October 1966 
Aurie
 -  Total 30,355 km2 (140t)
12,727 sq mi 
 -  Watter (%) negligible
Population
 -  2009 estimate 2,067,000[1] (144t)
 -  2004 census 2,031,348
 -  Densitie 68.1/km2 (138t)
162.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate
 -  Total $4.277 billion[2]
 -  Per capita $2,244[2]
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate
 -  Total $2.616 billion[2]
 -  Per capita $1,372[2]
Gini (2003) 52.5[3]
heich
HDI Increase 0.461[4]
law · 158t
Currency Lesotho loti (LSL)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Cawin code +266
Internet TLD .ls
Estimates for this country explicitly tak intae accoont the effects o excess mortality due tae AIDS; this can result in lawer life expectancy, heicher infant mortality an daith rates, lawer population an growth rates, an chynges in the distribution o population by age an sex nor would itherwise be expectit.

Lesotho (Listeni/lɨˈst/ li-SOO-too), offeecially the Kinrick o Lesotho, is a landlocked kintra an enclave, completely surroondit bi its only neighbourin kintra, Sooth Africae. It is just ower 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size an haes a population slichtly ower twa million.[1] Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Maseru. Lesotho is a member o the Commonweel o Naitions. The name Lesotho translates roughly intae the land o the fowk who speak Sesotho.[5] Aboot 40% o the population live alaw the internaitional poverty line o US $1.25 a day.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009). World Population Prospects, Table A.1 (PDF). 2008 revision. United Nations. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Lesotho". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. "The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World"". HDRO (Human Development Report Office) United Nations Development Programme. pp. 144–147. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  5. Itano, Nicole (2007). No Place Left to Bury the Dead. Simon and Schuster. p. 314. ISBN 0-7432-7095-9. 
  6. Human Development Indices, Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009

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