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In the land of the South African country of Lesotho lies the city of Mauresureau, the capital of the state and region under the same name. It occupies an area on the edge of the Caledon River near the boundary line that separates Massera from the UAR. It is the largest population center in Lesotho.

The earliest mention of the town dates back to 1869. At that time, it was the capital city under the rule of the United Kingdom. In 1966, when the country gained independence, it became the capital of a free state. In the early 1970s of the 20th century, it developed rapidly and expanded its territory considerably. In local language, the citys name, positively, means "Place of the Red Singer.

Maséré, located in the northwest corner of the country, lies on the border with SAR. A bridge across the Kalegon River links the two countries. Just 18 kilometers from Maaseru is one of the closest cities in the SAR, Leddebarra.

Maaserus territory occupies land in the highlands of the Malolet and lies at an elevation of 1,600 meters above the sea level. It is dominated by a sub-terrestrial mountain climate. In Monterey, summers are hot and wet, and winters are cold.

The economy of the countrys capital city is based on the manufacturing, apparel, and food industries. The agricultural industry is of great importance. Most citizens are involved in clothing production, agricultural processing, and food production.

There are railroad lines running through the city area. The Archdiocese of the Catholic Archdiocese is located in Maçerre. An international airport is 18 kilometers from the city.

Maseros main attractions are centrally located and not far from each other. They are represented by the National Museum, the Kings Palace, and the famous Hat Craft Shop. The local market is full of vegetables, fruits and many traditional souvenirs made by the hands of the citys artisans.

100 USD = 1,904.00 LSL

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 430,000 people
  • GDP: $1,017 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Vodacom
  • Tipping: Tipping In Restaurants in Lesotho is common, you should aim to tip 10-15% depending on service. Aim to tip about 10% of the bar bill. Tipping is pretty common in Lesotho. If going on a tour tip your guide or game ranger about 10-15% depending on service.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best coffee 24/7: GrindNation
  • Best hospital: Maseru Private Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: South African Airways
  • Best intl air carrier: South African Airways
  • Monthly costs for expat: $900
  • Monthly costs for family: $1700
  • Monthly costs for local: $490
  • Meal: $5
  • Small Cola: $0.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.7
  • Coffee: $1.4

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