South Africa and Lesotho

South Africa and Lesotho
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

The mountainous country of Lesotho is completely surrounded by the eastern region of South Africa, as shown is this image, acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on June 6, 2006. Lesotho, which has a long and complex history, is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1000 meters in elevation.

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  • Data Date:

    June 6, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    June 24, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration