Districts of Lesotho

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The Kingdom of Lesotho is divided into ten districts, each headed by a district administrator. Each district has a capital known as a camptown. The districts are further subdivided into 80 constituencies, which consist of 129 local community councils. Most of the districts are named after their capitals. Hlotse, the capital of Leribe District is also known as Leribe. Conversely, the Berea District is sometimes called Teyateyaneng, based on its capital.[1]

Map of Lesotho with the districts highlighted
Key District Capital Population
(2006 census)[2]
Population
(2014 census)
Area (km²) Electoral constituencies[3]
(80 total)
1 Berea Teyateyaneng 248,225 262,616 2,222 11
2 Butha-Buthe Butha-Buthe 109,139 118,242 1,767 5
3 Leribe Hlotse 296,673 337,521 2,828 13
4 Mafeteng Mafeteng 192,795 178,222 2,119 8
5 Maseru Maseru 436,399 519,186 4,279 18
6 Mohale's Hoek Mohale's Hoek 173,706 165,590 3,530 8
7 Mokhotlong Mokhotlong 95,332 100,442 4,075 4
8 Qacha's Nek Qacha's Nek 71,756 74,566 2,349 3
9 Quthing Quthing 119,811 115,469 2,916 5
10 Thaba-Tseka Thaba-Tseka 128,885 135,347 4,270 5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lesotho Districts". Statoids. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ "2006 census". Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-05-29.

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