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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]
Area (km²) Electoral constituencies[3]
(80 total)
1 Berea Teyateyaneng 248,225 2,222 11
2 Butha-Buthe Butha-Buthe 109,139 1,767 5
3 Leribe Hlotse 296,673 2,828 13
4 Mafeteng Mafeteng 192,795 2,119 8
5 Maseru Maseru 436,399 4,279 18
6 Mohale's Hoek Mohale's Hoek 173,706 3,530 8
7 Mokhotlong Mokhotlong 95,332 4,075 4
8 Qacha's Nek Qacha's Nek 71,756 2,349 3
9 Quthing Quthing 119,811 2,916 5
10 Thaba-Tseka Thaba-Tseka 128,885 4,270 5

See also


  1. ^ "Lesotho Districts". Statoids. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "2006 census". Lesotho Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^

Further reading

  • Census data by administrative division
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