Qiloane

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Qiloane
Community Council
Qiloane is located in Lesotho
Qiloane
Qiloane
Geographic Center of Community
Coordinates: 29°21′45″S 27°37′55″E / 29.36250°S 27.63194°E / -29.36250; 27.63194
Country  Lesotho
District Maseru District
Elevation[1] 5,026 ft (1,532 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 24,093
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Coordinates computed from Lesotho Villages file.[2]

Qiloane is a community council located in the Maseru District of Lesotho. Its population in 2006 was 24,093.[3]

Mount Qiloane[edit]

Mount Qiloane

The profile of Mount Qiloane, the legendary conical mountain close to Thaba Bosiu, and described by Masupha as Mother and Father, inspired the traditional Basotho Hat called mokorotlo.[4] Qiloane Hill is crowned by a pillar of Cave Sandstone some 100 feet high. It is about 15 feet broad on top, and is composed of three immense steps gradually tapering to a point.[5] Elevation of the hilltop is 5,640 ft (1,719 m) and is located at coordinates 29°20′53″S 27°41′10″E / 29.34806°S 27.68611°E / -29.34806; 27.68611.[1]

Villages[edit]

The community of Qiloane includes the villages of Boqate (Ha Majara), Ha 'Mamotho, Ha Bosofo, Ha Fako, Ha Jobo, Ha Khoabane, Ha Lekoro, Ha Lenono, Ha Lephoi, Ha Lesoiti, Ha Lithupa, Ha Maja, Ha Majara, Ha Makhalanyane, Ha Makhoathi, Ha Mamotho, Ha Mathula, Ha Mohalanyane, Ha Mohasoa, Ha Mosalla, Ha Mothae, Ha Motloheloa, Ha Motsu, Ha Mpesi, Ha Nkhata, Ha Ntlama, Ha Ntsane, Ha Qhali, Ha Rafutho, Ha Ramakha, Ha Ramoejane, Ha Rapheko, Ha Raphuthi, Ha Rasenkisi, Ha Rathoko, Ha Seeiso, Ha Sekete, Ha Sofonia, Ha Teronko, Ha Thiba-Khoali, Ha Tonki, Khokhotsaneng, Lekhalong, Lihaseng, Liolong, Liphookoaneng, Mafikaneng, Mafikaneng (Ha Khechane), Mahlabatheng, Majakaneng, Masekoeng, Monyakoana, Ntlo-kholo (Ha Sepake), Ntlo-kholo (Mahaheng), Ntlokholo, Sekantšing, Sekhutloaneng and Thaba-Khupa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b GTOPO30 via GeoNames. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  2. ^ Google Earth Download Site
  3. ^ Statoids.com
  4. ^ Lesotho Embassy in Berlin
  5. ^ Rev. S.S. Dornan, Geology of Basutoland, Geological Magazine, Volume 5, Cambridge University Press, 1908.
  6. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, Village List 2006.

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