flag Lesotho Lesotho: Statistical Overview

Capital: Maseru

Population

Total Population: 2,142,252
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 71 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 29.0%
Ethnic Origins: The country consists mainly of Sotho, Zulu and Xhosa, with some ethnic minorities such as Afrikaners, Europeans, Asians and other ethnic groups.
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Sesotho (southern Sotho), English, Zulu, Xhosa, Phuthi
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 80%, Indigenous beliefs 20%.
Literacy Rate: 82.2%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Maseru

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Lesotho Loti (LSL)

Country Overview

Area: 30,360 km²
Type of State: Kingdom. Constitutional democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
A country totally landlocked in South Africa with which it maintains very close commercial and financial ties.
HDI*: 0.497/1
HDI (World Rank): 161/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Lesotho, dial 00
To call Lesotho, dial +266
Internet Suffix: .ls
Telephone Lines: 1.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 4.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 20.56% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,1072,1852,0161,8112,051
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,0281,2211,0638881,064
Imports of Services (million USD) 319433402341407
Exports of Services (million USD) 3130271019

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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