Mokhotlong District

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Mokhotlong
District
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Map of Lesotho with the district highlighted
Country  Lesotho
Area
 • Land 1,573 sq mi (4,075 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 96,340
 • Density 60/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Mokhotlong district (in Sesotho language The Place of the Bald Ibis) is a district of Lesotho. It includes the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and the source of the Senqu River, Lesotho’s primary watershed. It has an area of 4,075 km² and a population in 2006 of approximately 96,340.[1] It is one of the poorest and most remote areas of Lesotho. It is mostly rural, however there are also some diamonds. Mokhotlong is the capital or camptown, and only town in the district. It has a population of approximately 7,000 (2004).

Geography[edit]

In the east, Mokhotlong borders on the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, with its north point bordering the Free State Province. Domestically, it borders on the following districts:

It is traversed by the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

Constituencies[edit]

Constituencies of Mokhotlong District:[2]

Community Councils[edit]

Community councils of Mokhotlong District:[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mokhotlong District
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
24
(75)
22
(72)
18
(64)
17
(63)
15
(59)
15
(59)
19
(66)
22
(72)
26
(79)
26
(79)
25
(77)
21.2
(70.2)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(54)
11
(52)
8
(46)
3
(37)
2
(36)
−2
(28)
−3
(27)
8
(46)
3
(37)
8
(46)
10
(50)
11
(52)
5.9
(42.6)
Rainfall mm (inches) 114
(4.49)
97
(3.82)
81
(3.19)
19
(0.75)
5
(0.2)
28
(1.1)
0
(0)
8
(0.31)
34
(1.34)
15
(0.59)
65
(2.56)
173
(6.81)
638
(25.12)
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, Mokhotlong Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.
  4. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Table A.5c, Mokhotlong Station, Tables_A_Geography.xls, 2008.

Coordinates: 29°20′S 29°00′E / 29.333°S 29.000°E / -29.333; 29.000