Community Council

Geographic Center of Community

Coordinates: 29°50′55″S 27°59′38″E / 29.84861°S 27.99389°E / -29.84861; 27.99389
Country  Lesotho
District Maseru District
Elevation[1] 2,275 m (7,464 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 7,781
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Coordinates computed from Lesotho Villages file.[2]

Semonkong is a community council located in the Maseru District of Lesotho. Semonkong, meaning "Place of Smoke", was established in the 1880s as a refuge for Basotho displaced by the Gun War.[3] It is located close to several major natural features, including the Maletsunyane Falls and the 3096-metre peak of Thaba Putsoa. The population in 2006 was 7,781.[4]


The community of Semonkong includes the villages of Boitumelo, Ha Farelane, Ha Khonyeli, Ha Lentiti, Ha Lepae, Ha Lesala, Ha Lesia, Ha Leteketa, Ha Mateketa, Ha Moahloli, Ha Moahloli (Qoang), Ha Moahloli (Thusong), Ha Moqibi, Ha Motšoane, Ha Phallang, Ha Ramabanta, Ha Rasefale, Ha Seqhoasho, Ha Sethuoa-Majoe, Ha Sikeme, Ha Tlalinyana (Likoeneng), Ha Tšitso, Letlapeng, Letšeng, Mabote, Mantorina, Meeling, Moriting, Mosoang, Motse-Mocha, Pontšeng, Sekhutlong, Thaba-Chitja, Tsekana, Tšenekeng and Tšoeu-tšoana.[5]

See also


  1. GTOPO30 via GeoNames. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  2. Google Earth Download Site Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  3. Lesotho Embassy in Rome
  4. Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, 2006, Census Pre Results
  5. Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, 2006, Village List
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Coordinates: 29°50′36″S 28°03′01″E / 29.8433°S 28.050372°E / -29.8433; 28.050372

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