Kingdom of Lesotho
Capital city: Maseru, largest city (main international airport).
Area: 30355 square km
National day: 4 October (Independence day).
Independence: 12 December, 1963. Former British colony.
Population: 2.3 million as of 2000.
Leader: King Leslie 111, born 1963. Since 1996
Language: English and Sesotho (both official).
Currency: Maloti (M)