The capital city of Lesotho is Maseru. It is located on the banks of the Caledon River. The city lies on the border of Lesotho and South Africa. Initially, Maseru was established to serve the police camp. However, after Lesotho was declared a British Protectorate, Maseru was chosen to serve as the capital in 1869. After attaining independence, Maseru retained the status as the capital city of Lesotho.
According to the 2006 census conducted in the country, Maseru has a population of approximately 253,000 people. The population living within the city proper is approximately 227,880. The population of Maseru district accounts for approximately 10% of the total population of Lesotho. According to the 1996 census, the population of Maseru was 110,000. This shows that the population of Maseru has rapidly grown, with high birth rate and high immigration rate being responsible for the growth.
Maseru is a notable tourist destination in Lesotho. There are a number of significant tourist sites in the city that attract both local and international tourists. The notable sites that attract a lot of tourists in the city include Lancer’s Gap, Sani Pass, Katse Dam, Maletsunyane Falls, Thaba Bosiu Cultural village, Bokong National Reserve, Maluti Mountains, and the Thaba Bosiu.
Maseru experiences a subtropical highland climate. The summers in the city of Maseru are usually moderately warm and rainy. The winters are usually chilly and dry. The summers, which are usually between the months of December and March, have an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. The winters, which start from June all the way to September, have an average temperature of 90 degrees Celsius. The hottest month is usually January whereas the coldest month is July.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018
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