266 Country Code – Lesotho – 00266

266 is the country code for Lesotho.

Maseru is the capital city of Lesotho.

How to Call Lesotho from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

To call a telephone number in Lesotho from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Lesotho - 266.
  • Dial the subscriber number.

Landlines – City/Area Codes in Lesotho

Lesotho does not use city or area codes.

Landline telephone numbers in Lesotho are 8 digits long.

To call a landline telephone number in Lesotho from abroad, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Lesotho country code (266), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-266-XXXXXXXX or +266-XXXXXXXX.

Mobile Telephone Numbers in Lesotho

Mobile phone numbers in Lesotho are 8 digits long.

They begin with 5 or 6.

To call a mobile phone number in Lesotho from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Lesotho country code (266), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-266-XXXXXXXX or +266-XXXXXXXX.

00266 +266 Lesotho Country Code
00266 +266 Lesotho Country Code

Time Difference

When telephoning Lesotho from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), please note the time difference between Lesotho and the UAE.

The time now in Lesotho is . The date is .

The current time in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .

The time difference between Lesotho and UAE is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency of Lesotho is the Lesotho loti (LSL).

Exchange rates between the Lesotho loti and the UAE dirham (LSL to AED, AED to LSL) are:

  • 1 Lesotho loti (LSL) = 0.232 AED
  • 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 4.31 LSL

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Useful Information

Lesotho is an landlocked, enclaved country. It is entirely surrounded by South Africa.

The capital and largest city of Lesotho is Maseru.

Between 1884 and 1966 it was a British Crown Colony; Basutoland.

Lesotho is the only country in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres in elevation. It is a mountainous country; around two thirds of its area consists of mountains. Most of the population live in the western lowlands.

The majority of the population identify as Christian.

The country has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world.

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Lesotho in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 2,108,132
  • 2017 - 2,091,412
  • 2016 - 2,075,001
  • 2015 - 2,059,021
  • 2014 - 2,043,437
  • 2013 - 2,028,519
  • 2012 - 2,014,990
  • 2011 - 2,003,787
  • 2010 - 1,995,581
  • 2009 - 1,990,131
  • 2008 - 1,987,129
  • 2007 - 1,986,922
  • 2006 - 1,989,939
  • 2005 - 1,996,114
  • 2004 - 2,005,940
  • 2003 - 2,018,348
  • 2002 - 2,029,829
  • 2001 - 2,035,740
  • 2000 - 2,032,804
  • 1999 - 2,019,731
  • 1998 - 1,997,516

Lesotho Map

A map of Lesotho is shown below.

Map showing location of Lesotho
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