General information

Capital: Maseru

Currency unit: Lesotho loti

Official language: Sesotho, English

Area: 30,360 km²

Population in million: 2.2 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,182 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,130 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 66.5 

Annual growth rate of the population: 1.3 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 66.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 54.2 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 79 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 2.64 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 5.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 33.0 

Services value added of GDP: 52.6 

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