Maseru, capital of Lesotho, in the north-west of the country, 1 506 m above sea level, on the Caledon River, (2016) 330 800 residents.
Catholic archbishopric and Anglican bishopric; University (in nearby Roma, founded as a college in 1945, university status since 1966), agricultural college. Railway terminus (branch line on the Bloemfontein – Johannesburg line, Republic of South Africa), international airport.
Maseru was founded in 1869 by King Moshoeshoe I; 1869–71 and 1884–1966 capital of the British protectorate Basutoland, since 1966 capital of Lesotho.
At the end of the 1990s, the inner city of Maseru was badly destroyed after severe civil unrest, as a result of which South African and Botswana troops intervened.
- Abbreviation: MSU
- Country: Lesotho
List of Maseru Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations for Maseru is MSU which stands for Maseru. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Maseru, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
|Maseru||MSU-2||Maseru, Lesotho – Maseru|
|Maseru||MSU||Maseru, Lesotho – Maseru|