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 2,142,252 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world and it has a moderate population density, 71 people per km2.

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

Lesotho is holding the 170 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2021 was 1,139 millions of euros (1,347 millions of dollars), ( 54.69% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €532 euros per inhabitant$629 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 0.527 points in 2019, leaving it in 165th place in the table of 189 countries published.

If the reason to visit Lesotho are business, you must know it's in the 106th 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 [+]2020€1,808M
Annual GDP [+]2020$2,061M
GDP per capita [+]2020€844
GDP per capita [+]2020$962
Debt (M.€.) [+]20211,139
Debt ($M) [+]20211,347
Debt (%GDP) [+]202154.69%
Debt Per Capita [+]2021€532
Debt Per Capita [+]2021$629
Deficit (M.€) [+]2021-143
Deficit ($M) [+]2021-169
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2021-6.87%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]20211,106.8
Expenditure ($M) [+]20211,309.3
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2020133.4
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]2020152.0
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]202113.66%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]2017115.3
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]2017129.9
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201711.82%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]202028.9
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]202032.9
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20203.10%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202153.14%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021€517
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021$611
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020€62
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020$71
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017€58
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017$66
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020€13
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020$15
Fitch Rating [+]08/19/2019B
Corruption Index [+]202138
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2019131º
Fragile States Index [+]201880.1
Innovation Ranking [+]2015118º
NMW [+]2019$110.7
Human Capital Ranking [+]2017124º
Doing Business [+]2019106º
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]201920.6%
Annual arrivals [+]20181,173,000
Exports [+]2021€889.6M
Exports [+]2021$1,052.1M
Exports % GDP [+]202042.98%
Imports [+]2021€1,773.8M
Imports [+]2021$2,097.8M
Imports % GDP [+]202087.66%
Trade balance [+]2021€-884.1M
Trade balance [+]2021$-1,045.7M
Trade balance % GDP [+]2020-44.68%
Density [+]202071
Global Peace Ranking [+]2021112º
Remittance received ($M) [+]2017414.9
% Immigrant [+]20190.33%
% Emigrant [+]201916.07%
Birth Rate [+]202026.00‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]20171.8
Crude death rate [+]202013.69‰
Fertility Rate [+]20203.07
% risk of poverty [+]201749.7%
Population [+]20202,142,252
Immigrant stock [+]20196,928
Emigrant stock [+]2019341,580
HDI [+]20190.527
Gender Gap Ranking [+]202088º
Life expectancy [+]202054.84
Suicides [+]2015221
Suicide rate [+]201511.09
Number of homicides [+]2015897
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]201543.56
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20200.28
Consumption GWh [+]2019913
Generation GWh [+]2020501
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]05/23/2022698
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]05/23/202233,305
Fully vaccinated [+]04/26/2022735,610
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]05/23/2022325.83
Doses administered [+]04/26/2022933,825