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History-The territory presently recognized as Lesotho dates back about 40,000 years. In 1822, the contemporary Lesotho (known as Basutoland at that time) came up as one organized government under supreme leader Moshoeshoe I.
Under him, Basutoland collaborated with other indigenous clans in their battle with the Mfecane related to the control of Shaka Zulu from 1818 till 1828. Subsequently, the country came in touch with Dutch and British settlers. The British seized control from the Dutch through a series of wars and Lesotho finally achieved independence from the United Kingdom on October 4, 1966.
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The economy of Lesotho is dependent on livestock, agriculture, manufacturing, and the income of manual workers working in South Africa. The country is physically bordered by South Africa and is closely associated with its economy.
Diamond exports bring a lot of revenue for the country. The country sells water to South Africa. Major industries include beverages, food, clothing assembly, textiles, construction, handicrafts, and tourism. Lesotho exports manufactures (attire, road vehicles, and footgear), food, wool and mohair, and livestock. The country imports construction materials, food, machinery, automobiles, petroleum products, and medicines.Maps of Lesotho:- The Kingdom of Lesotho covers a total area of 12,727 sq miles. It is the 146th most populated country in the world. Know its various provinces and neighboring countries by viewing colorful maps of the country.
Administrative Regions: For administrative convenience, Lesotho is divided into ten districts. Every district is governed by a district administrator and has a capital named as a camptown.
Hotels:- Lancer's Inn, Maliba Mountain Lodge, and Lesotho Sun Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Lesotho.
Cities: Maseru (the national capital), Hlotse (also known as Leribe), Mafeteng, Maputsoe, Mohale's Hoek, Mokhotlong, Qacha's Nek, Quthing, Teyateyaneng (popularly denoted as only 'TY'), and Thaba-Tseka are the popular cities in Lesotho.
Travel:- The national parks, nature reserves, waterfalls, and trekking trails all add to the scenic beauty of Lesotho.
Business and Economy:- Lesotho has obtained financial assistance from a range of sources such as the World Bank, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Education:- Basically, Lesotho features one of the top literacy rates in Africa partially since Lesotho spends more than 12% of its Gross Domestic Product in education.
Events and Festivals:- Moshoeshoe Day, King Letsie III Birthday, and Africa Day are some of the famous events in Lesotho.
History and culture:-The music and literature in Lesotho are a reflection of its rich cultural heritage.