The Lord's Move to Africa

Lesotho

The Lord’s Testimony

No. of localities: 1
No. of saints in church life: 50
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 15

Country Profile

Location: Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa 
Geographical Size: 30,355 sq km 
Climate: temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers Population: 1,962,461 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 0.24% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa 
Religion: Protestant 47.8% (Pentecostal 23.1%, Lesotho Evangelical 17.3%, Anglican 7.4%), Roman Catholic 39.3%, other Christian 9.1%, non-Christian 1.4%, none 2.3% (2014 est.) 
Government Type: parliamentary constitutional monarchy 
Capital City: Maseru 
Economy: Small, mountainous, and completely landlocked by South Africa, Lesotho depends on a narrow economic base of textile manufacturing, agriculture, remittances, and regional customs revenue. Lesotho's largest private employer is the textile and garment industry producing garments for export to South Africa and the US. Diamond mining accounted for nearly 35% of total exports in 2015. Lesotho imports 85% of the goods it consumes from South Africa, including most agricultural inputs. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $6.656 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 10,637 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 2,380,804 (2017 est.), Internet users: 534,360 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA