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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Lesotho

Kingdom of Lesotho
Naha ea Lesotho  (Sotho)
Motto: "Khotso, Pula, Nala"
"Peace, Rain, Prosperity"
Anthem: Lesōthō Fatše La Bo-Ntat'a Rōna
(English: "Lesotho, land of our Fathers")
Lesotho (orthographic projection).svg
Location Lesotho AU Africa.svg
Capital
and largest city
Maseru
29°28′S 27°56′E / 29.467°S 27.933°E / -29.467; 27.933
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Religion
(2015)[1]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Letsie III
Moeketsi Majoro
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence from United Kingdom
• Declared
4 October 1966
Area
• Total
30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi) (137th)
• Water (%)
0.0032%
Population
• 2018 estimate
2,108,328[2][3] (144th)
• 2004 census
2,142,249
• Density
68.1/km2 (176.4/sq mi) (138th)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
$5.762 billion[4]
• Per capita
$2,761[4]
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$2.478 billion[4]
• Per capita
$1,187[4]
Gini (2017)Positive decrease 44.9[5]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.527[6]
low · 165th
CurrencyLesotho Loti (LSL)
South African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (South African Standard Time)
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd
dd/mm/yyyy[a]
Driving sideleft
Calling code+266
ISO 3166 codeLS
Internet TLD.ls
  1. ^ yyyy-mm-dd in Sotho; dd/mm/yyyy in English.

Lesotho

Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country enclaved by South Africa. It is a mountainous country situated in the Maloti Mountains, and contains the highest mountains in Southern Africa. Lesotho has an area of just over 30,000 km2 (11,600 sq mi) and has a population of about 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. The official languages are Sesotho and English.