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Country: Kingdom of Lesotho (SesothoMuso oa Lesotho)

Georgian transcript: ლესუთუ

Capital and largest city: Maseru (მასერუ)

Continent: Africa

Official languages: Sesotho, English

Religion: Christianity (92.3%), Traditional faiths (6.4%)

Motto: Khotso, Pula, Nala (in Sotho: Peace, rain, prosperity)

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Independence: 4 October 1966 (from the UK)

Member of the Commonwealth of Nations: 1966

Population: 2 160 254 (2021)

Demonym: Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural); Lesothan; Lesothonian

Currency: Lesotho loti (LSL), South African rand (ZAR)

Driving side: left

Time zone: UTC +2:00 (South African Standard Time)

Calling code: +266

Internet TLD: .ls

Website: Government of Lesotho

Neighbouring country: South Africa


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