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The terrain consists of high veld, plateau, and mountains.
The climate is temperate with hot summers and cool to cold winters.
The people of Lesotho are called Basotho (plural) and Mosotho (singular).
The culture is cohesive, with Basotho comprising over 99 percent of the country's population, the remainder being of Asian of European origin.
Both men and women invariably wear the wool Basotho blanket as a cloak, regardless of the season.
During the 1700s and 1800s, tribal wars in southern Africa decimated many tribes.
In 1966 the nation gained independence and the constitutional monarchy of Lesotho was established.
Moshoeshoe II, great-grandson of Moshoeshoe I, was installed as king and head of state, and Leabua Jonathan served as prime minister and head of government.
Sesotho was one of the first African languages to develop a written form and it has an extensive literature. The spectacular scenery of Lesotho's rugged mountains, massive gullies (called dongas ), and sparkling waterfalls create a tourist's dream destination.
English is the second official language, dating back to 1868 when Lesotho was placed under the British for protection against South African aggression. Picturesque villages, herdboys with their flocks, men on horseback, and women wearing the national dress of Moshoeshoe depicted in the angora wool wall hangings and rugs of Basotho fame.