Lesotho Country in Southern Africa information and photo #Lesotho – Lesotho flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,500m-high peaks of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mt. Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.
Currency: Lesotho loti
King: Letsie III of Lesotho
Population: 2.074 million (2013) World Bank
Prime minister: Pakalitha Mosisili
Official languages: Southern Sotho, English