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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

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. Over 123,000 motor vehicles (65 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) are registered in this country.

2. The national top-level domain is .ls . There are over 810 websites with this extension.

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

4. In this country there are more than 5 940 km of paved roads (0,01% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 24 airports, 3 of the paved surface.

6. Full name of the country – Kingdom of Lesotho.

7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

8. The average temperature is 23 ° C in January and 8 ° C in July.


Geography in Lesotho

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

2. Lesotho is the only independent country in the world that is entirely over 1000 m above sea level.

3. Lesotho borders with South Africa 909 km.

4. The country is 10 times smaller than Poland.

5. The longest river is Oranje.

6. The highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 m above sea level.

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

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

9. 84 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0.3%)

61. The nearest capital in a straight line from Maseru is Pretoria (South Africa) – 402 km.

62. The furthest capital in a straight line from Maseru is Majuro (Marshall Islands) – 15504 km.


Finance in Lesotho

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

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

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

4. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 2,663,000,000 (PLN 11,397 640,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 2,640,000,000 (PLN 11,299,200,000).

5. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 45.8% of GDP, which is about: $ 1 219 654 000 (PLN 5 220 119 120),
2018 year was 46.3 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 1 222 320 000 (PLN 5 231 529 600). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 645 (PLN 2,762).

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

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


Law in Lesotho

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. The last death penalty was made in 1984.


Education in Lesotho

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

2. The average IQ level is 67.

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


Work in Lesotho

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

2. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 27.3% .

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

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

5. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Lesotho

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

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

3. The longest river is Oranje.

4. The highest peak is Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Society in Lesotho

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

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

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

4. 15% of the population (around 280,000 people) suffer from malnutrition.

5. 77.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 67.

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

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.7 children.

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

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

11. The population density is 67 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Christianity, 68%.

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

14. 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.

15. 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).

16. 27 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 18% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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

20. Motto of the country – “Peace, Rain, Prosperity”.


History of Lesotho

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1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on October 4, 1966.

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

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


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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


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