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    Photo credit by Sabi Sabi Game Reseve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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    Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Lesotho

 

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About Lesotho

800px-Flag_of_Lesotho.svg[1]Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by its only neighbouring country, the Republic of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size with a population of approximately 2,067,000. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

Climate

 Lesotho remains cooler throughout the year than other regions at the same latitude. Most of the rain falls as summer thunderstorms. Maseru and surrounding lowlands often reach 30 °C (86 °F) in summer. Winters can be cold with the lowlands getting down to −7 °C (19 °F) and the highlands to −18 °C (−0 °F) at times. Snow is common in the highlands between May and September; the higher peaks can experience snowfalls year-round.

Languages

Sotho (Sesotho or Southern Sotho), a Southern Bantu language, is the national language of Lesotho  and is spoken by most Basotho. It was recognized as the national language by the National and Official Languages Bill, ratified by the National Assembly of Lesotho on 12 September 1966, which also established Sotho and English as the country’s two official languages.The country’s language policy promotes bilingualism and Chapter 1 of the Constitution of Lesotho states: The official languages of Lesotho shall be Sesotho and English and, accordingly, no instrument or transaction shall be invalid by reason only that it is expressed or conducted in one of those languages.

Sources:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho

 

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