National Symbols of Lesotho

Lesotho is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: South Africa, . The capital of Lesotho is Maseru.

The official language is Sesotho and the Lesotho loti is the currency of the Lesotho. The domain is .is and the country code is +266.

National day is celebrated on 4 Oct 1966. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Lesotho is no exception.

In Lesotho, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Lesothan people. No official National drink is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Lesotho. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Lesothan symbol.

The country was founded by King Moshoeshoe I . and Moeketsi Majoro is the Prime Minister.

In Lesotho the power plugs and sockets are of type M. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Lesothan national anthem was written by François Coillard and composed by Ferdinand-Samuel Laur.

Country information

Former name(s) Basutoland
Official name(s) The Kingdom of Lesotho
Alternative name(s) Basutoland (former, English)
Regional location Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa
Country name etymology "Land of the Basotho"or "of the Sesotho-speakers".
Climate Temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Terrain Mostly highland with plateaus, hills, and mountains
Population 2,142,249
National Day 4 Oct 1966
Language(s) Sesotho
Religion Christianity
Country code +266
Literacy rate 76.6%
Currency Lesotho loti
Capital city Maseru
ISO .ls
Domain(TLD) .is
Ethnicity Basotho
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Lesothan
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (South African Standard Time)
Average elevation 2,161 m (7,090 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Lesotho

Flag map of Lesotho

Motto of Lesotho

Khotso, Pula, Nala - "Peace, Rain, Prosperity"

National animal of Lesotho

The National animal of Lesotho is Black Rhinoceros

National Animal of Lesotho - Black Rhinoceros

National flower of Lesotho

The National flower of Lesotho is Spiral Aloe. Botanical name is Aloe Polyphylla.

National flower of Lesotho - Spiral Aloe

National bird of Lesotho

The National bird of Lesotho is Not Declared

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Lesothan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Two eyes help each other.

In a herd of cattle, it doesn’t matter which is ahead.

No hill without gravestones, no valley without shadows.

You might stint me, but be generous to my child.

No death is different.

When you have a lot to do, start with a meal.

A river is filled by tributaries.

Where there is honey, there are bound to be ants.

Two wives, two pots of poison.

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