flag Lesotho Lesotho: Introdução

Capital: Maseru


Total Population: 2,305,825
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 75 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 29.9%
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:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Lesotho Loti (LSL)

Country Overview

Area: 30,360 km²
Type of State: 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.


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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,7341,3801,8241,8561,772
Exports of Goods (million USD) 919845935894794
Imports of Services (million USD) 447384408445402
Exports of Services (million USD) 2913221816

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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