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General information
Long nameKingdom of Lesotho
Population (source)census
Population (people)2,031,348 (2004)
Constitutional form
Drives on
Head of state authority
Main continent
Number of airports24
Airports - with paved runways3
Airports - with unpaved runways21
Area (m²)30,355
Birth rate (births/1,000 population)27
Calling code
Children under the age of 5 years underweight (%)17
Current Account Balance (US$)-527,000,000
Death rate (deaths/1,000 population)15
Debt - external (Billion US$)1
Economic aid donor (Billion $)
Electricity consumption (billion kWh)0
Electricity consumption per capita (kWh per person)122
Electricity exports (million kWh)0
Electricity imports (million kWh)107
Electricity production (billion kWh)0
Exports (Billion $)1
GDP - per capita (PPP) (US$)2,000
GDP (purchasing power parity) (Billion $)4
GDP real growth rate (%)4
Gross national income (US$)53
Human Development Index0
Health expenditures (% of GDP)13
HIV AIDS adult prevalence rate (%)24
HIV AIDS deaths14,000
HIV AIDS people living with HIV AIDS290,000
Hospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)1
Capital city
Imports (Billion $)2
Industrial production growth rate (%)3
Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)53
Inflation rate consumer prices (%)5
Internet hosts1,581
Internet tld.ls
Internet users76,800
Investment (gross fixed) (%)39
Iso 3166 codeLS
Labor force854,600
Life expectancy at birth (years)52
Literacy (%)90
Manpower available for military service472,456
Manpower fit for military service270,184
Manpower reaching militarily age annually19,110
Is democracyYes
Market value of publicly traded shares (US$)
Maternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)620
Merchant marine
Military expenditures percent of GDP3
Natural gas consumption (cubic meters)0
Natural gas consumption per capita (cubic meters per person)0
Natural gas exports (cubic meters)0
Natural gas imports (cubic meters)0
Natural gas production (cubic meters)0
Natural gas proved reserves (cubic meters)0
Net migration rate (migrant/1,000 population)-8
Obesity adult prevalence rate (%)
Oil consumption (bbl/day)2,000
Oil consumption per capita (bbl/day per 1000 people)1
Oil exports (bbl/day)0
Oil imports (bbl/day)1,690
Oil production (bbl/day)0
Oil proved reserves (bbl)0
Physicians density (physicians/1,000 population)0
Population below poverty line (%)49
Population census (people)2,031,348 (2004)
Population density (Number of people per square kilometer)64
Population estimate (people)2,067,000 (2009)
Population growth rate (%)0
Public debt (% of GDP)
Railways (km)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold (US$)1,100,000,000
Roadways (km)7,091
Stock of direct foreign investment abroad (US$)
Stock of direct foreign investment at home (US$)
Telephones main lines in use38,800
Telephones main lines in use per capita2
Telephones mobile cellular698,800
Telephones mobile cellular per capita33
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)3
Unemployment rate (%)45
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 (%)
Waterways (km)
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people - country of birth107 Relations
people - country of death9 Relations