Leribe District

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Leribe
District
Nickname(s): la 'Mamosa le Molapo
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Country  Lesotho
Area
 • Land 1,092 sq mi (2,828 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 298,352
 • Density 270/sq mi (105/km2)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Leribè is a district of Lesotho. It has an area of 2,828 km² and a population in 2006 of approximately 298,352.[1] Hlotse is the capital or camptown of the district. The district has one additional town, namely Maputsoe.

Geography[edit]

In the west, Leribe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders on the following districts:

Constituencies[edit]

Constituencies of Leribe District:[2]

Community Councils[edit]

Community councils of Leribe District:[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Leribe District
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
27
(81)
24
(75)
21
(70)
19
(66)
16
(61)
16
(61)
20
(68)
23
(73)
27
(81)
26
(79)
28
(82)
22.8
(73)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
14
(57)
12
(54)
6
(43)
5
(41)
1
(34)
−1
(30)
0
(32)
4
(39)
10
(50)
12
(54)
14
(57)
7.7
(45.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 130
(5.12)
65
(2.56)
64
(2.52)
24
(0.94)
43
(1.69)
39
(1.54)
0
(0)
0
(0)
9
(0.35)
16
(0.63)
105
(4.13)
86
(3.39)
582
(22.91)
Source #1: [3]
Source #2: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Table A.2, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, Village List 2006
  3. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Tables A.6c and A.7c, Leribe Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.
  4. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Table A.5c, Leribe Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.

Coordinates: 29°00′S 28°00′E / 29.000°S 28.000°E / -29.000; 28.000