Lesotho

About Lesotho

Lesotho, Officially known as the Kingdom of Lesotho is a Landlocked and enclaved country within South Africa. While it was also part of the British Empire along with South Africa, it has stayed as an Independent nation.

The economy of Lesotho is dependent and integrated with South Africa. While the primary economy is Agriculture and livestock. Manufacturing and mining also play a role in GDP.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityMaseru
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesSesotho, English
CurrencyLesotho loti, LSL
Phone Code +266
Important CitiesMaseru, Teyateyaneng, Mafeteng, Hlotse, Mohale's Hoek, Maputsoe, Qacha's Nek, Quthing, Butha-Buthe, Mokhotlong, Thaba-Tseka
National DayIndependence Day (Oct-04)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking122
Primary IndustriesEconomic history,Economic progress,Women in the economy,Natural resources.
Major ExportsArticles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Electrical machinery and equipment , Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, horsehair yarn and woven fabric, Cotton, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Footwear, gaiters and the like, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Cotton, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Ceramic products, Plastics and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Rubber and articles thereof, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Electrical machinery and equipment , Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Knitted or crocheted fabrics, Electrical machinery and equipment , Cotton, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Man-made filaments, strip , Pharmaceutical products, Cereals]
Major Imports from IndiaIron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, industrial , Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Footwear, gaiters and the like, Headgear and parts thereof, Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops , Prepared feathers and down, Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica
Foreign Relations
Flags
Maps
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between the two countries is much below potential. Major items of Indian imports from Lesotho comprise wool, apparel and clothing accessories, while major items of Indian exports include pharmaceuticals, cotton, and machinery.
Bordering NationsSouth Africa
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Jaideep Sarkar
Honourable High Commissioner
The High Commission of India
852, Francis Baard Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa
Email: hc.pretoria@mea.gov.in
Phone: 002712 3425393-05
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mrs. Lineo Irene Molise-Mabusela
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission Of The Kingdom Of Lesotho
E-7/2, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi,Delhi (NCT)-110057
Email: lesothonewdelhi@gmail.com
Phone: 91-11-41660713,41660714,41660715

 

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