Lesotho , officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by its only neighboring country, the Republic of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km in size with a population of approximately 2,067,000. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day. The earliest known inhabitants of the area were Khoisan hunter-gatherers. They were...
|Founded:||October 4, 1966|
|Official language:||Sotho language, English Language|
|Form of government:||Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system, Unitary state|