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Kingdom of Lesotho

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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)

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