Mokhotlong District



Mokhotlong district is a district of Lesotho. It includes the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and the source of the Senqu River, Lesotho’s primary watershed. Mokhotlong is the capital or camptown, and only town in the district. Mokhotlong borders on the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, with its north point bordering the Free State Province. Domestically, it borders on Butha-Buthe District in northwest, Leribe District in west, and Thaba-Tseka District in the south.As of 2006, the district had a population of 97,713 which was 5.21 per cent of the total population of the country. The total area of the district was 4,075 which was 13.42 per cent of the total area of the country. The density of population in the district was 24.00 per sq. km. As of 2008, there were 36 economically active people in the district. There were totally 66,290 employed people out of a total of 134,871people in the district above 15 years of age. The total are planted in 2009 was 16,420 which formed 4.07 per cent of the total area planted in the country. The total production was 8,757 tonnes, which was 5.82 per cent of the totals in the country.