THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Lesotho celebrates independence from Britain

By Drum Digital
03 October 2014

Lesotho celebrates independence from Britain.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  1966 - The day has become known as Lesotho’s National Day and is celebrated yearly. Lesotho is the only country in the world that entirely lies above 1000 metres in elevation. It is also unique in being one of a few countries that are completely surrounded by another country. The Lesotho government is a constitutional monarchy. Source:

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