Country: Lesotho

Population: 2,125,262

Capital: Maseru

Time Zone: UTC +2

Currency Name: loti (LSL); South African rand (ZAR)

Government Type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Languages: Sesotho (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa

Ethnic Breakdown: Sotho 99.7%, Europeans, Asians, and other 0.3%

Religion: Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%

Major Cities: Maseru

Phone Country Code: 266

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High Travel Season: June - August


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Misc Fact / Good to Know: Basutoland was renamed Lesotho in 1966.