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Lesotho - Africa


Geographic zone Africa
Region: Africa
Population1 925 000
in: 2011
World rank: 146
Population Forecast in 20502 491 000
World rank in 2050: 143
Capital Maseru
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: not avail
in: not avail
Main language spoken Sotho
Area (sq km)30 400
World rank: 139
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions LSL) 1.80 1.80|not defined 1.80|LSL
in: 2010
Rank: 176
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (LSL) 935 935|not defined 935|LSL
in: 2010
Rank: 169
Currency Maloti
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) LSL =
Public debt (% of GDP) not avail
in: not avail
Geographic zone Africa
Region: Africa
Population1 925 000
in: 2011
World rank: 146
Population Forecast in 20502 491 000
World rank in 2050: 143
Population growth by 2050566 000
Rank move: 3
Growth: 29.40 %
Capital Maseru
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: not avail
in: not avail
Time zone
Time difference vs GMT: 2
Main language spoken Sotho
2nd language: English
Area (sq km)30 400
World rank: 139
Population density63 per sq.km.
World rank: 131
Urbanization27 %
in: 2011
Median age22.9
in: 2011
Age Structure
65+: 5.4 %
15-64: 61.1 %
0-14: 33.5 %
in: 2011
Birth rate (per 1000)27
in: 2010
Death rate (per 1000)15
in: 2010
Life expectancy52
Female: 52
Male : 52
in: 2011
Male ratio49.24 %
Literacy (age 15+)84.8 %
Female: 94.5 %
Male : 74.5 %
in: 2003
Average Height
Male cm : not avail
Female cm: not avail
Obesity rate %
Male : 3.1
World rank: 154
Female: 26.6
World rank: 61
Telephone code266
Internet. ls
FIPS 10 LT
ISO Code LS
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions LSL) 1.80 1.80|not defined 1.80|LSL
in: 2010
Rank: 176
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (LSL) 935 935|not defined 935|LSL
in: 2010
Rank: 169
Currency Maloti
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) LSL =
Public debt (% of GDP) not avail
in: not avail
GDP breakdown by sector
GDP Services: 58.2 %
GDP Industry: 34.6 %
GDP Agriculture: 7.1 %
Labor Force breakdown by sector
Labor Force Services: 4 %
Labor Force Industry: 10 %
Labor Force Agriculture: 86 %
Annual income per capita (USD) Annual income per capita (not defined) Annual income per capita (LSL) 1400 1400|not defined 1400|LSL
in: 2011
Unemployment rate %45
in: 2002
Population below poverty line49 %