Country statement - Lesotho
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Lesotho (formerly Basutoland) was a British Colony for about 100 years when she got her independence on 4 October 1966. The country is surrounded by the Republic of South Africa and- is completely landlocked. What are regarded as lowlands range from 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level and the highest peak in Southern Africa is in Lesotho at: the altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level.