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The Kingdom of Lesotho is a tiny independent country, about the size of the State of Maryland, that gained independence from Great Britain in 1966. It is entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa and is economically integrated with it. Lesotho’s economy is substantially based on diamonds, which are exported all over the world, and water. The water is accumulated by Lesotho in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, a large dam and water project financed by the World Bank and others. The dam makes the country self-sufficient in electricity, and the sale of electricity and water to South Africa makes the country virtually self-sufficient economically.

Prehistoric Cave Painting, Lesotho 5494

Prehistoric Cave Painting, Lesotho 5494

Woven Wall Hanging, Lesotho 5340

Woven Wall Hanging, Lesotho 5340

Woven Wall Hanging, Lesotho 5343

Woven Wall Hanging, Lesotho 5343

Lesotho 5453

Lesotho 5453

Maletsunyane Waterfall, Lesotho 5440

Maletsunyane Waterfall, Lesotho 5440

Lesotho 5331

Lesotho 5331

Lesotho 5379

Lesotho 5379

Lesotho 5399

Lesotho 5399

Lesotho 5396

Lesotho 5396

Lesotho 5366

Lesotho 5366

Lesotho 5521

Lesotho 5521

Lesotho 5392

Lesotho 5392