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[[Africa Groundwater Atlas Home | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Lesotho
 
[[Africa Groundwater Atlas Home | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Lesotho
  
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Lesotho is a landlocked country entirely surrounded by South Africa. Previously called Basutholand, a kingdom formed under King Moshoeshoe I in 1822, it became a British protectorate in 1868, and then came under direct British colonial rule in 1870. It gained independence in 1966 as the Kingdom of Lesotho. Since independence, Lesotho has seen a number of governance changes and episodes of civil, political and military unrest. Currently Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy with a king and a democratically elected parliament and prime minister, but there are still periodic episodes of unrest.  
 
Lesotho is a landlocked country entirely surrounded by South Africa. Previously called Basutholand, a kingdom formed under King Moshoeshoe I in 1822, it became a British protectorate in 1868, and then came under direct British colonial rule in 1870. It gained independence in 1966 as the Kingdom of Lesotho. Since independence, Lesotho has seen a number of governance changes and episodes of civil, political and military unrest. Currently Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy with a king and a democratically elected parliament and prime minister, but there are still periodic episodes of unrest.  
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The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resource page]] for more details).
 
The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resource page]] for more details).
  
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Lesotho geology and hydrogeology map'''].
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[[File:Lesotho_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 400px | Geology of Lesotho at 1:5 million scale. Developed from USGS map (Persits et al. 2002). For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]].]]
 
 
[[File:Lesotho_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 400px | Geology of Lesotho at 1:5 million scale. Developed from USGS map (Persits et al. 2002). For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Lesotho geology and hydrogeology map].]]
 
  
 
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The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology Map]] resource page for more details).  
 
The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology Map]] resource page for more details).  
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Lesotho geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
A more detailed hydrogeological map is produced by the Department of Water Affairs (Arduino and Del Sette 1994).
 
A more detailed hydrogeological map is produced by the Department of Water Affairs (Arduino and Del Sette 1994).
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Lesotho is also covered by the SADC hydrogeological map and atlas (2010), available through the [https://ggis.un-igrac.org/ggis-viewer/viewer/sadcgip/public/default SADC Groundwater Information Portal].
 
Lesotho is also covered by the SADC hydrogeological map and atlas (2010), available through the [https://ggis.un-igrac.org/ggis-viewer/viewer/sadcgip/public/default SADC Groundwater Information Portal].
  
[[File:Lesotho_Hydrogeology3.png | center | thumb | 400px | Map of hydrogeology (aquifer type and productivity) of Lesotho at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Lesotho geology and hydrogeology map].]].
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[[File:Lesotho_Hydrogeology3.png | center | thumb | 400px | Map of hydrogeology (aquifer type and productivity) of Lesotho at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page]].
  
  

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