Lesotho has progressed in moving from a predominantly subsistence-oriented economy to a lower middle income economy exporting natural resources and manufacturing goods. The exporting sectors have brought higher and more secure incomes to a significant portion of the population.
On a culture note, traditional musical instruments include lekolulo, a kind of flute used by herding boys, setolo-tolo, played by men using their mouth, and the woman’s stringed thomo.
Currency: Lesotho loti
King: Letsie III of Lesotho
Population: 2.052 million (2012) World Bank
Official languages: Sotho language, English Language