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Foreign Trade in Lesotho, Maseru

Business in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Basotho, Maseru, Diamonds

Lesotho («the land of people who speak Sesotho», «Muso oa Lesotho») is a landlocked country of Southern Africa

  1. Maseru is the administrative, economic and commercial capital of Lesotho and the largest city of Lesotho
  2. The main economic activities of Lesotho are agriculture, livestock, manufacturing and mining
    1. Diamond mines in Letseng, Mothae, Liqhobong and Kao
  3. Main agricultural products of Lesotho: corn, wheat, legumes and sorghum
  4. Currencies of Lesotho: Loti and South African Rand
    1. The Rand monetary zone consists of Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa (the South African rand as a common currency)
    2. 89% of the imports from Lesotho come from South Africa
    3. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa (909 kilometres)
  5. Lesotho is the largest garment exporter from Africa to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. American Brands in Lesotho: Levi Strauss, Gloria Vanderbilt, Sears, Timberland, Wal-Mart.

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Lesotho: Study, Business, Foreign Trade Basotho Students from Lesotho

  1. Doctorates: African Business, Global Logistics, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade

Basotho Students: Masters, Doctorates (Business, Foreign Trade)

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Basotho Students.

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  1. Mosotho population: 2.2 million inhabitants
    1. Population density of Lesotho: 68.1 inhabitants / km²
    2. Lesotho is one of the least populated African countries
    3. In urban areas, approximately 50% of women under 40 have HIV / AIDS
  2. Area of Lesotho: 30,355 km²
  3. More than 80% of Lesotho is above 1,800 meters

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  1. Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy
    1. The King of Lesotho, Letsie III, exercises an essentially ceremonial function; the king no longer has any executive authority
  2. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1966 (History of Lesotho)
  3. Formerly known as Basutoland
  4. Calling code of Lesotho: 266
  5. Code top-level domain of Lesotho: .ls

Transport and Logistics in Lesotho

The nearest ports to Lesotho are:

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  1. Port of Durban (South Africa). Distance Durban-Maseru: 552 kilometres
  2. Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Port of Durban (South Africa). Gateway to Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Ports of Mozambique, Maputo, Nacala, Beira. Access to South Africa, Eswatini

Railway: Maseru - Bloemfontein-Bethlehem (South Africa)

The ten districts of Lesotho are:

Regions of Lesotho (Foreign Trade, Business)

District / Capital / population in a million people / Area in km²)

  1. Berea / Teyateyaneng / 0.3 / 2,222
  2. Butha-Buthe / Butha-Buthe / 0.1 / 1,767
  3. Leribe / Hlotse / 0.3 / 2,828
  4. Mafeteng / Mafeteng / 0.2 / 2,119
  5. Maseru / Maseru / 0.4 / 4,279
  6. Mohale's Hoek / Mohale's Hoek / 0.2 / 3,530
  7. Mokhotlong / Mokhotlong / 0.1 / 4,075
  8. Qacha's Nek / Qacha's Nek / 0.07 / 2,349
  9. Quthing / Quthing / 0.1 / 2,916
  10. Thaba-Tseka / Thaba-Tseka / 0.1 / 4,270

Trade Organisations (Lesotho)

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  3. SACU
  4. India-SACU Agreement
  5. Commonwealth

Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini

  1. African Development Bank
  2. African Union
  4. Economic Commission for Africa

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Basotho is the main ethnic group in Lesotho (99% of the population, Bantu origin)

Basotho groups are Bakouena (Kuena), Batloung, Baphuthi, Bafokeng, Bataung, Batsoeneng and Matebele.

Sesotho (or Sotho) and English are the official languages of Lesotho.

Religions in Lesotho:

  1. Christianity (95% of Mosotho)
    1. Protestants (50%)
    2. Catholics (40%)
  2. Traditional African Religions

Higher Education in Lesotho

Ministry of Education of Lesotho

  1. National University of Lesotho (Rome)
  2. Campus of  Limkokwing University (Maseru)

Foreign trade of Lesotho

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