Lesotho Lesotho: 15,726 statistics available

General Information

In the first part you can find a summary of the most important information. Detailled statistics can be found in the second part: Statistics by category
Lesotho is a land locked country in Southern Africa.
Lesotho has a population of 2,12 million. Lesotho has a fertility rate von 3,07 births per women. According to the current population prospects of the United Nations the population of Lesotho in the year 2050 will rise to 2,82 million and in the year 2100 to 3,18 million. The life expectency in Lesotho is low in the international comparison at 49,5 years.

With an area of 30.360 sq. km Lesotho ranks 138th among all countries in the world. The population density of Lesotho is 69,8 people per sq. km (World rank 130). By 2050 the population density will rise to 92,8 people per sq. km und and by 2100 will rise to 104,8 people per sq. km. The border of Lesotho with its neighbor countries is 909 km in total length.

The gross domestic product in the year 2016 came to 2,20 billion US $ and ranks 180th among the world economies. The gross domestic product per capita is 998 US $ and ranks at the lower end in the international comparison. The debt level amounts to 44,6 % of the GDP, therefore Lesotho ranks among the countries with a medium debt level. Lesotho has an unemployment rate of 27,4 %.
Country Status Independent State
UN member since 1966
ISO country code LS
Internet Domain .ls
License plate LS
Source of country borders: Geo Commons
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Statistics by category for Lesotho

All datasets for Lesotho by categories. For each category the number of data sets is displayed in brackets.
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Population and Health (163)
Population, total
Population growth rate (%)
Birth rate, per 1000 people
Energy and Environment (74)
CO2 emissions per capita (metric tons)
Natural gas, consumption (cu. meters)
CO2 emissions (kt)
Economy (14,309)
Gross domestic product in exchange rates (US $)
Gross domestic product real growth rate (%)
Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)
Education and Science (889)
Literacy rate, ages 15 and above, total (%)
Education expenditure, public (% of government expenditure)
Patent applications, residents
Geography and Agriculture (265)
Area (sq. km)
National borders (km)
Coastline (km)
Transport and Communication (26)
Internet users
Mobile phones