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Description: The Physical Map of Lesotho showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.


Lesotho Facts and Country Information...

Lesotho is the mountainous country landlocked in Southern Africa. The country is fully surrounded by the South African Nation. The total area taken up measures in at 30355 square kilometers all of which is land. Lesotho is the only country in the world which completely lies above a height of 1000 meters above sea level. It also has the highest lowest point of any country in the world at 1400 meters above sea level.

 

The highest point however rests at a height of 3482 meters above sea level and is called Thabana Ntlenyana. It is comparatively a lot cooler than the other countries which sit on the same latitudinal belt. The country lies between south latitude 29.30 degrees and east longitude 28.3 degrees.


The country can be separated into 3 distinct ecological zones: the lowlands between the Senqu and Caledon River valley, the highlands formed by the Maloti and Drakensberb Mountain Ranges in the east and the foothills in the center which divide high and low lands. Although a negligible amount of the total area is covered by water, there are a few important rivers in the country.


The Orange or Senqu River is a very important one which originates within the Drakensberg Mountains. The Caledon River runs along the northwestern border of the country. Some other important rivers are the Matsoku, Malibamatso and Senqunyane rivers.

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