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The flag of Lesotho.

Lesotho (pronounced /lɨˈsoʊtoʊ/ lə-SOE-toe), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country and enclave — entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Its size is just over 30,000 km² with an estimated population of almost 1,800,000. Its capital is Maseru. It is the southernmost landlocked country in the world. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into "the land of the people who speak Sesotho". About 40 % of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

Religion in Lesotho

The population of Lesotho is 90% Christian. 45% of those Christians are Protestants, of which 26% are Evangelicals and the other 19% are mostly Anglicans. Roman Catholics account for most of the rest of the christian population.

There are small Muslim, Hindu and Bahá'í Faith minorities in Lesotho. About 0.1% of the people are Buddhists.


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