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Quick Facts: Maseru

  • The district of Maseru in Lesotho covers a region of 4,279 km²
  • Maseru district is has an approximate population of 700,000 people
  • Maseru is the name of the district's capital
  • Maseru is also the capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Maseru is the largest urban area in Lesotho and the only city
  • The name Maseru can be translated as "Place of the red earth"
  • The city of Maseru is located on Lesotho's western border adjacent to South Africa's Free State Province with the the frontier being the Caledon River
  • Maseru borders on the following districts: Berea District: north, Thaba-Tseka District: east, Mohale's Hoek District: south, Mafeteng District: southwest
  • The Maseru District in Lesotho is divided into 18 constituencies
  • The Maseru District in Lesotho is divided into 23 local community councils

Introducing Maseru

The district of Maseru in Lesotho covers a region of 4,279 km² and is home to about 700,000 people.   Being the only city in this district of Lesotho, Maseru is also the name of the district's capital.  Furthermore, Maseru is also the capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Maseru is the largest urban area in Lesotho and therefore the only city as the other urban areas are considered towns.  The name Maseru can be translated as "Place of the red earth".  The city of Maseru is located on Lesotho's western border adjacent to South Africa's Free State Province with the the frontier being the Caledon River.

Districts of Maseru in Lesotho

Maseru borders on the following districts:

  • Berea District: north
  • Thaba-Tseka District: east
  • Mohale's Hoek District: south
  • Mafeteng District: southwest

Maseru District's constituencies

The Maseru District in Lesotho is divided into 18 constituencies:

  • Abia
  • Koro-Koro
  • Lithabaneng
  • Lithoteng
  • Maama
  • Mabote
  • Machache
  • Makhaleng
  • 'Maletsunyane
  • Maseru Central
  • Matsieng
  • Motimposo
  • Qeme
  • Qoaling
  • Rothe
  • Stadium Area
  • Thaba-Bosiu
  • Thaba-Putsoa

Maseru District's local community councils

The Maseru District in Lesotho is divided into 23 local community councils:

  • Abia
  • Likalaneng
  • Lilala
  • Lithabaneng
  • Lithoteng
  • Mabote
  • Makheka
  • Makhoarane
  • Makkhalaneng
  • Makolopetsane
  • Manonyane
  • Maseru Central
  • Mazenod
  • Mohlakeng
  • Motimposo
  • Nyakosoba
  • Qiloane
  • Qoaling
  • Ratau
  • Ribaneng
  • Semonkong
  • Stadium Area
  • Telle
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