Lesotho flag information
Description flag of Lesotho
three horizontal stripes of blue (top), white and green in the proportions of 3:4:3; the colors represent rain, peace, and prosperity respectively; centered in the white stripe is a black Basotho hat representing the indigenous people; the flag was unfurled in October 2006 to celebrate 40 years of independence
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Official country name
Kingdom of Lesotho
Kingdom of Lesotho (long)
Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural) (noun) Lesotho (adjective)
Sesotho (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
parliamentary constitutional monarchy
2,128,180 ranked 144, (data 2008)
landlocked, completely surrounded by South Africa; mountainous, more than 80% of the country is 1,800 m above sea level. The lowest point is junction of the Orange and Makhaleng Rivers 1,400 m.
909km, South Africa 909 km.
10 districts; Berea, Butha-Buthe, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru, Mohale's Hoek, Mokhotlong, Qacha's Nek, Quthing, Thaba-Tseka
4 October 1966 (from UK)