Lesotho KINGDOM OF LESOTHO

International Treaties
ARIPO
Berne Convention
Madrid Protocol
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Economic collapse
High unemployment rates
Landlocked country (no coastline)
Poor travel documents restricting travel
Weak currency

Currency
Loti

Dialing Code
266

Internet Domain
.ls

Lesotho
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Primary & Secondary Schools, Universities
85% Adult literacy (one of the highest literacy rates in Africa)

Employment Majority
Agriculture, manufacturing

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Clothing, footwear, road vehicles, wool and mohair, food and live animals

Main Imports
Food, building materials, vehicles, machinery, medicines, petroleum products

Main Industries
Food, beverages, textiles, apparel assembly, handicrafts, construction, tourism

CULTURE

Languages
English, Sesotho

Population
2 million (2009 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Christian

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Maseru

Climate
Tropical

Neighbouring Countries
South Africa

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