Wir freuen uns über jede Rückmeldung. Ihre Botschaft geht nur an das Administrator Team. Danke fürs Mitmachen, das zur Verbesserung des Systems oder der Inhalte beitragen kann. Ihre Nachricht (optional mit Ihrer E-Mail):
unbekannter Gast

Lesotho: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, an enclave of South Africa
Geographic Coordinates29 30 S, 28 30 E -29.5,28.5
Area total: 30,355 sq km
land: 30,355 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 909 km
border countries: South Africa 909 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: junction of the Orange and Makhaleng Rivers 1,400 m
highest point: Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482 m
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 m
According to Geonames:Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 m; Ntelle 2584 m
List verified partially
Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainmostly highland with plateaus, hills, and mountains
Natural Hazardsperiodic droughts
Natural Resourcewater, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone
Land Usearable land: 10.14%
permanent crops: 0.13%
other: 89.72% (2011)
Climatetemperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Irrigated Land26.37 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources3.02 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuespopulation pressure forcing settlement in marginal areas results in overgrazing, severe soil erosion, and soil exhaustion; desertification; Highlands Water Project controls, stores, and redirects water to South Africa
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Maseru; Mafeteng; Hlotse; Mohales Hoek; Maputsoa
According to Geonames: Maseru; Mafeteng; Leribe; Maputsoe; Mohale’s Hoek

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked, completely surrounded by South Africa; mountainous, more than 80% of the country is 1,800 m above sea level