Area 30,360 Km2
Population 1.911 Millions
HDI Rank 158 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Maseru
Demographic distribution Basotho
Spoken languages Sesotho, English
Religious beliefs Christianity and indigenous beliefs
Political regime Democratic Congress (DC), All Basotho Convention (ABC), Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), Basotho National Party (BNP), National Independent Party (NIP).
Head of State Letsie III (King), Pakalitha Mosisili (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations African Union (AU), Commonwealth, Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Investment Promotion Agency Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC)
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook