Capital: Maseru

Population: 2,078,925 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Lesotho Loti (LSL)

Official Languages: English, Sesotho

Unofficial Languages: Zulu, Xhosa

Main Religions: Christianity, other Indigenous beliefs

Ethnic Groups: Sotho, Europeans, Asians, and others

Largest Cities: Maseru, Mafeteng

Main Sport: Football, Athletics, Swimming, Cricket, Rugby

Political System: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Moshoeshoe’s Birthday (March 11)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

May Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Africa Day (May 25)

King’s Birthday (July 17)

Independence Day (October 4)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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