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Lesotho

Lesotho Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Maryland 2013
Area > Land 30,355 sq km 2008 136th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 14.26 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 102nd out of 224
Area > Total 30,355 sq km 2013 143th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 788 2011 105th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 788 2008 100th out of 169
Climate temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 216th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 29 30 S, 28 30 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 30,350 sq km 2008 131st out of 199
Land area > Square miles 11,720 square miles 2013 61st out of 86
Location Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa 2013
Natural resources water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 30,350 km² 2005 137th out of 204
Terrain mostly highland with plateaus, hills, and mountains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Lesotho Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Lesotho/Geography

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Lesotho Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3