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30,355 sq km


1,942,008 (149th)



NationalDemography 0-14 years: 32.9%15-64 years: 61.6%

65 years and over: 5.4%

LifeExpectancy 52.65 years (211st)


NationalG.D.P $4.265 billion (175th)
Per CapitalIncome $2,200 (192)
Currency maloti (LSL)
EconomicDrivers manufactures (clothing, footwear), wool and mohair, food and live animals, electricity, water, diamonds
OfficialLanguages English(Official)


Other Local


Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
ClimaticZone temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers
ReligiousExpression Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
Christian UmbrellaOrganization(s) Not Available


Bobete AirportMoshoeshoe International Airport


Airstrips Berea Airstrips
Butha-Buthe Airstrips
Leribe AirstripsMafeteng Airstrips
Maseru Airstrips
Mohale’s Hoek Airstrips

Mokhotlong Airstrips
Qacha’s Nek Airstrips
Quthing Airstrips

Thaba-Tseka Airstrips

Road Network 5,940 km
Rail Network Not Available
CorruptionRating 55/177
SecurityRating 17% (Elevated Risk)
Youth Development Index (YDI) 115/170 (Low)





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