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Capital:
Maseru
Government:
Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Current Head of Government:
King Letsie III
Economy:
  • Relies heavily on remittances from Basotho employed in South Africa, customs duties from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and export revenue for the majority of government revenue.
Population:
1,969,334 (2020) (149th)
Land Size:
30,355 sq km (11,720 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Sotho: 99.7%
  • Europeans, Asians, and other: 0.3%
Religions:
  • Christianity: 80%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 20%
Languages(s):
  • Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho)
  • English (official)
  • Zulu
  • Xhosa