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Morija is located in Lesotho
Coordinates: 29°37′47.0″S 27°30′48.0″E / 29.629722°S 27.513333°E / -29.629722; 27.513333
Country  Lesotho
District Maseru District
Elevation[1] 5,456 ft (1,663 m)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Morija is a town in western Lesotho, located 35 kilometres south of the capital, Maseru. Morija is one of Lesotho’s most important historical and cultural sites, known as the Selibeng sa Thuto— the Well-Spring of Learning. It was the site of the first French Protestant mission in Lesotho, founded in 1833. The town also houses the Morija Museum and Archives, well known for supporting research and preserving valuable records and documents of Lesotho’s history.[2]

See also[edit]


  • Fitzpatrick, M., Blond, B., Pitcher, G., Richmond, S., and Warren, M. (2004) South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Footscray, VIC: Lonely Planet.
  1. ^ GTOPO30 via GeoNames. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  2. ^ S.S. Kimaryo, J.O. Okpaku Sr., A. Githuku-Shongwe, J. Feeney (2004). Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity. Third Press Publishers.

External links[edit] is the official site for the city, covering the festival, museum, tourism, arts & culture, and more

  • Morija travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 29°37′47.0″S 27°30′48″E / 29.629722°S 27.51333°E / -29.629722; 27.51333