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Maseru (also Masero) is the capital of Lesotho. Located on the Caledon River, bordering South Africa, it is Lesotho's only sizable city, with a population of approximately 180,000 (2004). It is the capital of the Maseru District. The city's manufactures include candles and carpets. Maseru is located at 29°20' South, 27°30' East (-29.3333, 27.5). The Caledon River is located in south-east Africa, rising in the Drakensberg Mountanins in Lesotho. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Districts of Lesotho ... A lit candle. ... A carpet is any loom-woven, felted textile or grass floor covering. ...

Maseru is located on the border with South Africa, by the Maseru Bridge border pass. On the South African side, Ladybrand is the town closest to Maseru. Ladybrand is a small agricultural town in the Free State Province of South Africa that is situated 18km from Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. ...

Maseru was a small trading town when it was made the capital of the Basotho people by Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe I in 1869. It was the capital of the British Basutoland protectorate from 1869 to 1871 and from 1884 to 1966, when Basutoland gained its independence and was renamed Lesotho. King Moshoeshoe I Moshoeshoe (1786?-1870) was born at Menkhoaneng in the Northern part of present-day Lesotho. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The mountainous and largely arid land that came to be Basutoland was populated by San (bushmen, Qhuaique) until the end of the 16th century. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...

The National University of Lesotho is near the city, and an international airport is also nearby. The National University of Lesotho is situated at Roma (pop. ...



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