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General Country Information
Capital: Maseru
Population: 1,919,552 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 65,200 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 581,000 (2008)
Internet hosts: 127 (2009)
Internet users: 73,300 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.26
World Rank 2005/2006: 133

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Lesotho National Association of the Physically Disabled
National University of Lesotho
P.O. Roma 180
Maseru 180
Email: srthoahlane@nul.ls
Tel: +266-22-213-628 / +266-63-014-889
Fax: +266-22-34000

Lesotho National Federation of Organizations of the Disabled (LNFOD) - DPI National Assembly
Moses Masemene
P.O. Box 7289
Maseru 100
Email: mokomemonaheng@yahoo.com
Tel: +266-31-74-28
Lesotho National League of the Visually Impaired Persons
P.O. Box 13571
Maseru 100
Email: lnvip@leo.co.ls
Tel: +266-5886-6066

National Association of the Deaf Lesotho
P.O. Box 13821
Maseru 100, Lesotho
Email: deafles@leo.co.ls
Tel: +266-2232-0345
Fax: +266-2232-6196
Mobile: +266-5858-0944