Lesotho Country Code +266

Country calling code +266

Alpha-2 Code LS

Alpha-3 Code LSO

About Lesotho

Lesotho (/ləˈsuːtuː/ (About this soundlisten), Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho), is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa. Along with the Vatican City and San Marino, it is one of only three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country, and the only one outside the Italian peninsula. Lesotho is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) and has a population of around 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho was previously the British Crown Colony of Basutoland, but it declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is now a fully sovereign state and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The name Lesotho roughly translates to "the land of the people who speak Sesotho"...

Lesotho Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 29°37'13"S / 28°14'50"E
  • CAPITAL: Maseru
  • POPULATION: 2,137,223
  • AREA: 30,360 Km2
  • GDP: $2,578,265,358
  • TELEPHONES: 43,100
  • INTERNET HOSTS: 11,030
  • INTERNET USERS: 76,800

How to Call Lesotho from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Lesotho from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 266, the country code for Lesotho.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Lesotho

  • LANGUAGES: Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
  • CURRENCY: Loti (LSL)

    Type M South African plug

    • Mainly used in South Africa
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 15 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type M

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