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Offical name: kingdom of Lesotho
Area: 30,355 sq. km.(11,718 sq mi)
About the size of Maryland
Terrain: High vela, plateau, and mountains
Climate: hot summers,winters are cold, humity low, evenings cold all year around, rainy summers, winters are dry
Population est 2009. : 1.88 billion
Ethnic groups: basthos 99.7% Europeans, Asians, and xhosa 3%
Religions: 90% Christians and Roman Catholic
Languages: Sesotho and English
School: 84.8% Lesotho has free primary education for grades 1-7
Life expectancy : 40- 38 years.
Work Force: 704,000
more than 99% of Lesotho’s population is ethically Basotho or other groups including Europeans,Asians, and Xhosa
Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Constitution: April 2, 1993
Independence: October 4, 1966
Branches: Executive-monarch head of state: prime minister-head over government and cabinet: Legislative- bicameral parliament: Judicial- high court, court of appeals, also Magistrate court
Annual Growth Rate: 1.1%
Natural resources: water,agriculture and grazing land, some diamonds and other minerals
Agriculture: 4.7% of GPP
Trade : exports $1.06
Economic and Received : 306$.
Everyone relys on Subsistence farming
Gained its independence from Britain on October 4th, 1966.
Lesothos is about 23.2%
Highest rate in the world
Within the next 15 years is expected to rise 36%
IS ONE OF THE SMALLEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD !
Picture Of Lesothos Flag.-->
Adopted on October 4th, 1966.
The blue stood for sky& rain.
The white stood for Peace.
The green stood for Land.
in was founded by the Basotho chieftain Moshoeshoe on a natural rock fortress called Mountain of the Night
acted as a buffer between the Afrikaner’s and British colonial interests and supplied seasonal farm workers to both.
May 1st, bombed by German. Lost 4 members. Also, the ship was tourched and sank also in another place called Tunisian Coast. 618 Basutos lost their lives.
Moshoeshoe 2 was crowned king
Lesotho gained independence.
April 1st the southern Africa development coordination conference was established by 9 countries including Lesotho.
In south Africa 2 ANC activist and 8 others were killed in a raid of Lesotho.
A project began in Lesotho to give fresh water from the mountains for electricity in South Africa. Which was sponsored by the World bank.
King moshoeshoe 2 had to exile his throne. His son Letsie took over the throne.
Letsie handed throne back to father.
King Moshoeshoe was killed in a automobile accident.
October 31st Lesie 3 was crowned king of Lesotho.
Dec. 13th a American entertainer was stabbed to death out side his home due to confronting burglars out side his home in Maseru , 2 men were arrested.
Sept. 13th queen mother of tiny mountain king of Lesotho died after falling over in a church out side the capital.
widespread drought was spread all across Africa.
Africa began to expand rapidly.
Began to make a plan to fight AIDS.
1 of 4 adults had AIDS in Lesotho & population was about 1.8 million
in Lesotho found one of the worlds largest diamonds.
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