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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
• Granted
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
CurrencyLoti (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 an enclaved country surrounded entirely by South 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.