Maseru District

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Maseru
District
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Country  Lesotho
Area
 • Land 1,652 sq mi (4,279 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 429,823
 • Density 300/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Maseru is a district of Lesotho. It has an area of 4,279 km² and a population in 2006 of approximately 429,823.[1] Maseru is also the name of the district's capital, and is the only city in the district. Additionally it is the capital of the country. It is the largest urban area in the country, and therefore the only city (all other urban areas are considered towns). The name Maseru supposedly means "Place of the red earth."[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The city of Maseru sits right on Lesotho's western border with the Free State Province of South Africa, the frontier being the Caledon River (Sesotho: Mohokare). Maseru borders on the following districts:

Constituencies[edit]

Constituencies of Maseru District:[2]

Community Councils[edit]

Community councils of Maseru District:[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Maseru District
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
25
(77)
22
(72)
19
(66)
16
(61)
17
(63)
21
(70)
23
(73)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
23.5
(74.3)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
15
(59)
12
(54)
7
(45)
6
(43)
2
(36)
0
(32)
5
(41)
5
(41)
12
(54)
14
(57)
15
(59)
9
(48.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 146
(5.75)
53
(2.09)
105
(4.13)
33
(1.3)
43
(1.69)
51
(2.01)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
2
(0.08)
16
(0.63)
127
(5)
68
(2.68)
649
(25.55)
Source #1: [4]
Source #2: [5]

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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Subdivision of Maseru Municipality.
  4. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Tables A.6c and A.7c, Mejametalana Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.
  5. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Table A.5c, Mejametalana Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.

Coordinates: 29°30′S 28°00′E / 29.500°S 28.000°E / -29.500; 28.000