Lesotho BICYCLE TOURING STATISTICS


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Located in Africa, Lesotho (formally called the Kingdom of Lesotho) can be found at Latitude: -29.316667 and Longitutde: 27.483333 occupying 30,355 sq/km of area. At last count, Lesotho has the population of 2,135,000 residents (with an annual 0.10% growth rate) who are known as Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural).

The Flag for Lesotho

 
Lesotho is a small, mountainous country encircled by the Republic of South Africa. It lies mostly within the Drakensberg mountain range. Lowlands, in the western part of the country, hold 70 percent of the population and the capital city, Maseru. Only 13 percent of the land can be farmed. In the early 19th century Basuto Chief Moshoeshoe united tribes in this mountainous land. To establish a buffer against Boer (Dutch farmer) expansion, the chief put his kingdom, Basutoland, under British protection in 1868. Lesotho became independent in 1966, but civil unrest brought military rule in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1993 it became a constitutional monarchy. Water and diamonds are Lesotho's major natural resources. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project has completed two dams that generate electricity and channel water to the Republic of South Africa. The sale of water, diamonds, and textiles provides most of Lesotho's income.

25% of Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural) live in urban centers, and 85% can read and write one of the many languages such as Sesotho, English, Zulu, Xhosa. Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural) have an average life expectancy rate of 40 years and most follow the Christian, indigenous beliefs religions. 86% Agriculture of Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural) work in the agriculture industry which produces , and 14% Industry & Services work in the industry producing food, beverages, textiles, apparel assembly, handicrafts, construction, tourism. Another work in the services sector such as tourism and retail environments. manufactures (clothing, footwear, road vehicles), wool and mohair, food, live animals are regularly exported to other countries in the world from Lesotho. The Gross Domestic Product per capita is $1,700 with -2% annual growth.

Lesotho uses the telephone country code of 266 and internet hosts use the .ls suffix. Lesotho uses the Loti (LSL).

Currency

My Experience

Hills: They don't call it the Mountain Kingdom for nothing :)
Weather: Sunny and Hot in Summer, Cool and Icey in Winter
Visa Cost: $0
Visa Length: 30 days days

Photos

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Journal Entries

The following is a list of journal entries I wrote while traveling through Lesotho. Click one to read!


Statistics

Totals

Distance Traveled: 20.19 km
Distance Ascended: 276 m
Distance Descended: 352 m
Energy Consumed: 1,074 calories
Overall Cost: $0.00
    Food: $0.00
    Drink: $0.00
    Lodging: $0.00
    Transport: $0.00
    Entertainment: $0.00
    Equipment: $0.00
    Misc: $0.00
 
Longest Day: 2015-11-29 - 20.19 km
Most Climbed: 2015-11-29 - 276.00 m
Most Energy Burned: 2015-11-29 - 1074.00 calories
Most Expensive Day: 2015-12-03 - $ 0.00

Daily Statistics

Date Location Distance (km) Cost ($CAD) Map
2015-12-03 Maseru, LS 0.00 $0.00
2015-12-02 Maseru, LS 0.00 $0.00
2015-12-01 Maseru, LS 0.00 $0.00
2015-11-30 Maseru, LS 0.00 $0.00
2015-11-29 Maseru, LS 20.19 $0.00 Map

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