Lesotho Lesotho

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Lesotho, is a country located at Southern Africa, it has an area of 30,360 Km2 and it may be considered quite a small country.

Lesotho, with a population of 2,281,454 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world and it has a moderate population density, 75 people per km2.

It's capital is Maseru and its currency is Lesotho lotis

Lesotho is holding the 171 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2022 was 1,401 millions of euros (1,272 millions of dollars), ( 50.73% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €614 euros per inhabitant$557 dollars per inhabitant.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of Lesotho, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.514 points in 2021, leaving it in 168th place in the table of 191 countries published.

If the reason to visit Lesotho are business, you must know it's in the 122th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of Lesotho, if you want to see information about other countries click here

Lesotho Economy
Annual GDP [+]2022€2,124M
Annual GDP [+]2022$2,237M
GDP per capita [+]2022€931
GDP per capita [+]2022$980
Debt (M.€.) [+]20221,401
Debt ($M) [+]20221,272
Debt (%GDP) [+]202250.73%
Debt Per Capita [+]2022€614
Debt Per Capita [+]2022$557
Deficit (M.€) [+]2022-179
Deficit ($M) [+]2022-166
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2022-6.64%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]20221,147.8
Expenditure ($M) [+]20221,347.0
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2021181.3
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]2021214.5
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]202113.66%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]2017115.0
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]2017129.9
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201711.82%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]202231.1
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]202232.8
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20222.60%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202253.73%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2022€503
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2022$590
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2021€79
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2021$94
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017€58
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017$66
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2022€14
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2022$14
Fitch Rating [+]08/19/2019B
Corruption Index [+]202237
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2019131º
Fragile States Index [+]201880.1
Innovation Ranking [+]2015118º
NMW [+]2022$99.1
Human Capital Ranking [+]2017124º
Doing Business [+]2020122º
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]202120.7%
Annual arrivals [+]20181,173,000
Exports [+]2021€889.6M
Exports [+]2021$1,052.1M
Exports % GDP [+]202142.71%
Imports [+]2021€1,773.8M
Imports [+]2021$2,097.8M
Imports % GDP [+]202185.16%
Trade balance [+]2021€-884.1M
Trade balance [+]2021$-1,045.7M
Trade balance % GDP [+]2021-42.45%
Density [+]202175
Global Peace Ranking [+]2023111º
Remittance received ($M) [+]2017414.9
% Immigrant [+]20200.54%
% Emigrant [+]20208.97%
Birth Rate [+]202126.11‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]20171.8
Crude death rate [+]202114.19‰
Fertility Rate [+]20213.02
% risk of poverty [+]201749.7%
Population [+]20212,281,454
Immigrant stock [+]202012,060
Emigrant stock [+]2020202,164
HDI [+]20210.514
Gender Gap Ranking [+]202382º
Life expectancy [+]202153.06
Suicides [+]2015221
Suicide rate [+]201511.09
Number of homicides [+]2015897
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]201543.56
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20210.28
Consumption GWh [+]2021902
Generation GWh [+]2021501
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]04/07/2024709
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]04/07/202436,138
Fully vaccinated [+]03/19/2023938,088
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]04/07/2024310.77
Doses administered [+]03/19/20231,339,097