|Capital city: Maseru, largest city
(main international airport).|
|Area: 30355 square km|
|National day: 4 October
|Independence: 12 December, 1963.
Former British colony.|
|Population: 2.3 million as of 2000|
|Leader: King Leslie 111, born 1963.
Prime minister Pakitha Mosisili.|
|Language: English and Sesotho (both
|Currency: Maloti (M)|