from Wikipedia Maseru:
Maseru (IPA: /mɑseʀu/) is the capital of Lesotho. Located on the Mohokare River, bordering South Africa, it is Lesotho's only sizable city, with a population of approximately 227,880 (2006). It is the capital or camptown of the Maseru District. Maseru was established as a police camp and assigned as the capital after the country became a British protectorate in 1869. When the country achieved independence in 1966, Maseru retained its status as capital. The city is located at 29.31° S 27.48° E. The name of the city is a Sesotho word meaning "place of the red sandstone".