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Lesotho

Lesotho
  • Capital

    Capital

    Maseru

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:05

  • Population

    Population

    2.22 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +266

  • Currency

    Currency

    L LSL (loti)

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Lesotho

Lesotho
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Maseru

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:05

  • Population

    Population

    2.22 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +266

  • Currency

    Currency

    L LSL (loti)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 017

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.03 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    788mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    30 355 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    1%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    2%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    75%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    56 000

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Sotho - 99 %
    Europeans
    Asians

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian - 80 %
    indigenous - 20 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    76.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Sesotho
    English
    Zulu

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    2 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    55.1%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    3.9%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    788 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    25%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food, beverages, textiles, apparel assembly, handicrafts, construction, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    corn, wheat, pulses, sorghum, barley, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    51%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    2 468kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    104 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    13

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What not to do when visiting Lesotho

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Social Events

Don't forget greetings are usually all verbal, although people do nod their heads or wave from a distance. It’s important to greet properly with a basic greeting and a ”how are you” exchange.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget Lesotho has only basic medical facilities - expatriates use medical facilities in Bloemfontein, South Africa (90-min/140 km drive from Maseru).

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Business & Communication

Don’t leave your checked luggage unsecured - theft from baggage at O.R. Tambo Int. Airport (Johannesburg) is still common.

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Did you know

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Most of the dinosaur’s footprints are found in Lesotho.

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Don’t ignore the HIV rates statistics - approximately one-quarter of the adult population is infected. Be cautious.

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