The Kingdom of Lesotho is a small African state, completely surrounded by the South African Republic. The whole territory of the state lies above the 1000 meters from the sea level, while the bulk of the country lies above the 1800 meters at all, thus Lesotho holds the record in elevation. Such geographic location causes much colder climate, than other neighboring countries have. Low temperatures in Lesotho can fall down to -18 C and snow is common in the highlands. Almost all the population of Lesotho is Basotho people, speaking the same Bantu language of Sesotho (Sotho). Sotho is one of two official languages, other one is English. The legal tender notes and coins of Lesotho are called maloti (singular name of Lesotho coins is loti), which are at par with the South African rands and can be used interchangeably with each other. Silver commemorative Lesotho coins are minted for collectors too.
The economy of the landlocked Lesotho strongly depends on South African Republic. Lesotho takes its main income of garment manufacturing, diamonds and export of water resources. Textile garments are made mostly for world-famous USA brands. Despite this, almost 40% of Lesotho inhabitants live under the poverty rank. The shortage of textile and diamonds exports caused the high level of unemployment in Lesotho. Most of the households grow eatable plants or cattle to sustain their living. There are different social problems in the country including violence, health care, education and gender inequality. Lesotho gets international economic aid due to hard situation with its industry and medical care. The literacy rate of the people of Lesotho is quite high among the other African nations; what is more, women’s literacy is higher than that of men, and that’s unusual. The majority of the population is Christians of various confessions.
Rare commemorative coins of Lesotho are dedicated to the local subjects and cultural events. Spectacular reliefs and perfect quality of precious Lesotho coins will make the great contribution to one’s coin collection. One can buy collectible coins of Lesotho at Coinsberg.com by the best prices. All purchased online Lesotho coins are shipped worldwide for free.
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