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Capital : Maseru
Language :  English, Sesotho
Currency :  Lesotho loti
Population : 1 916 000
Area : 30 355 km2

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Lesotho facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on October 4, 1966.
2. The population density is 67 people / km2.
3. The country is 10 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity, 68%.
5. The longest river is Oranje.
6. The full name of the country – the Kingdom of Lesotho.
7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
8. Motto of the country – “Peace, Rain, Prosperity”.
9. The highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 23 °C, in July 8 °C.
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11. Lesotho is the only independent country in the world that is entirely over 1000 m above sea level.

Author: MR

12. The minimum wage amounts to 1,188 lot per month (data from 2014).

13. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 27.3% .

Author: Daria

14. In Lesotho, an average person consumes about 6.5 liters of pure alcohol per year.

15. The most beer is beer – 51%, then spirit – 19%, wine – 0.2%, and other alcoholic beverages – 29.8%.

Author: AlkoWorld

16. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

17. The average IQ level is 67.

Author: EduKacJa

18. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

19. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 80 km / h.

20. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

21. In 2013, 327 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

22. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

23. The country has over 123,000 motor vehicles registered (65 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

24. 15% of the population (around 280,000 people) suffer from malnutrition.

25. 77.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

26. In Lesotho, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

Author: Leah

27. In this country there are over 5,940 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

28. In this country there are 24 airports, 3 of the paved surface.

Author: Marlène

29. In this country over 250,000 (2015) 627 860 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 33% of the population).

30. About 220,000 (2015) 310,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

31. The national top-level domain is .ls . There are over 810 websites with such an extension.

32. The most popular pages with the extension .ls are: google.co.ls, mail.gov.ls and applications.gov.ls.

Author: http

33. The country has over $1,101,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0094% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

34. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $2,663,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $2,640,000,000 .

35. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 45.8% GDP, or around: $1 219 654 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 46.3% GDP, or around: $1,222,202,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $645.

36. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $900,400,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $716 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

37. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 5 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

38. In this country there are 20.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 390 204 people).

Author: Reebeka

39. The lowest temperature: -20,4 °C was measured in Letseng-la-Draai.

40. The highest temperature: 39.4 °C was measured in Maseru.

Author: weather

41. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

42. The average life expectancy in this country is 46 years (women – 45.2 years and men – 46.5 years).

Author: Wilga

43. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.2 years old.

44. 10 women give birth to 27 children on average

Author: Nadia

45. The average age people living in this country is 23.8 years old.

46. The country is around:
619,000 people (32.67%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1,173,000 people (61.91%) in the age range 15-64 years.
102 700 people (5.42%) over 65 years old.

47. In this country, about 48 200 children are born annually (2.5% of the population), and about 28,200 people die (1.5% of the population).

Author: Sara19

48. The lowest situated place in the country is the Makhaleng River – 1,400 m above sea level.

Author: Klemens

49. There are 23120 km2 of agricultural land in Lesotho (76% of the country).

50. 27 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

51. The highest situated town in the country is Khalahali.

52. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1965.

53. In this country, the formalities associated with starting a business last 73 days.

54. He joined the United Nations on October 17, 1966.

55. The work week is 45 hours.

Author: Statyk

56. 18% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

57. 84 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0.3%)

58. The last death penalty was made in 1984.

Author: Statyk

59. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 25% (2018).

60. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.7%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Lesotho?
The highest peak in Lesotho is Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Lesotho?
The largest river in Lesotho is Oranje.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Lesotho?
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What is the national dish?
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What Lesotho has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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Which countries borders Lesotho?
Lesotho borders with such countries as: South Africa 909 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 23.8 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage amounts to 1,188 lot per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Lesotho?
The population density is 62 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Peace, Rain, Prosperity”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 39.4 ° C was measured in Maseru.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -20,4 ° C was measured in Letseng-la-Draai.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta