Natural resources of Lesotho

The natural resources of Lesotho include

Water

Water is the main natural resource and the country is located in the Orange River basin.

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Agricultural

Agricultural covers an area of 23120 square kilometres. That is arable land; land under permanent

crops and under permanent pastures.

Diamond

There are 39 known kimberlite pipes and 366 kimberlite blows and dykes in the country of which

24 have been shown to be diamondiferous in areas of Letseng diamond mine, Lighobong diamond

mine

National Parks

Lesotho has two National Parks that is Sehlabathebe National Park, Ts’ehlanyane National Park.

Wildlife found in these National Parks includes; Fauna: Sloggett’s Vlei Rat, Cape Clawless Otter,

Black-backed Jackal, Rock Dassie, Smith’s Red Rock Hare, Porcupine, Caracal, Rhebok, Mountain

Rhebuck, Common Eland, Baboons and Serval Cat.

Other natural resources include;

Grazing land

Sand

Clay

Building stone

Coal

Uranium

Quartz

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