Lesotho Population 2022


Lesotho map
  • The current population of Lesotho is estimated at 2,180,055 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Lesotho represent 0.03% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Lesotho is 68 inhabitants per km2.
  • Lesotho is located in Africa.
  • Lesotho ranks number 147 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Lesotho is -29.6103° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 28.2330° E.
  • The median age in Lesotho is 24.0 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Lesotho is 1,178.00 LSL per month around USD $74.00 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Lesotho shares its land boundary with are South Africa to the north, south, east and west.

Lesotho

Official name Kingdom of Lesotho
Location Africa
Capital Maseru
Population 2,175,195 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 68/km2
Population growth rate 0.79% (in 2022)
Area 30,355 km2 (11,720.13 sq mi)
Official language Sesotho and English
Currency Lesotho Loti (LSL) and South African rand (ZAR)
Life expectancy 55.22 years
Internet TLD .ls
Call code +266

Lesotho Population Graph

Lesotho Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 2,144,180 1,057,938 1,086,242 49.34% 50.66% 622,455 29.03%
2019 2,127,180 1,048,912 1,078,268 49.31% 50.69% 608,161 28.59%
2018 2,110,224 1,039,918 1,070,306 49.28% 50.72% 594,028 28.15%
2017 2,093,414 1,031,006 1,062,408 49.25% 50.75% 580,504 27.73%
2016 2,076,909 1,022,047 1,054,862 49.21% 50.79% 567,412 27.32%
2015 2,060,864 1,012,915 1,047,949 49.15% 50.85% 554,579 26.91%
2014 2,045,287 1,003,418 1,041,869 49.06% 50.94% 542,001 26.5%
2013 2,030,354 993,858 1,036,496 48.95% 51.05% 529,922 26.1%
2012 2,016,801 984,602 1,032,199 48.82% 51.18% 518,318 25.7%
2011 2,005,596 976,926 1,028,670 48.71% 51.29% 507,616 25.31%
2010 1,997,371 970,722 1,026,649 48.6% 51.4% 495,348 24.8%
2009 1,991,926 966,482 1,025,444 48.52% 51.48% 483,839 24.29%
2008 1,988,918 963,830 1,025,088 48.46% 51.54% 473,362 23.8%
2007 1,988,714 962,736 1,025,978 48.41% 51.59% 463,370 23.3%
2006 1,991,724 963,198 1,028,526 48.36% 51.64% 454,511 22.82%
2005 1,997,912 964,991 1,032,921 48.3% 51.7% 444,535 22.25%
2004 2,007,758 968,141 1,039,617 48.22% 51.78% 435,483 21.69%
2003 2,020,172 972,309 1,047,863 48.13% 51.87% 427,064 21.14%
2002 2,031,659 976,009 1,055,650 48.04% 51.96% 418,522 20.6%
2001 2,037,570 978,237 1,059,333 48.01% 51.99% 408,940 20.07%
2000 2,034,635 977,642 1,056,993 48.05% 51.95% 397,771 19.55%
1999 2,021,550 973,983 1,047,567 48.18% 51.82% 384,903 19.04%
1998 1,999,322 967,672 1,031,650 48.4% 51.6% 370,674 18.54%
1997 1,969,825 957,532 1,012,293 48.61% 51.39% 355,553 18.05%
1996 1,936,035 943,043 992,992 48.71% 51.29% 340,161 17.57%
1995 1,900,307 923,549 976,758 48.6% 51.4% 322,292 16.96%
1994 1,862,998 898,338 964,660 48.22% 51.78% 304,041 16.32%
1993 1,823,877 868,530 955,347 47.62% 52.38% 286,349 15.7%
1992 1,783,888 836,287 947,601 46.88% 53.12% 269,545 15.11%
1991 1,744,102 805,426 938,676 46.18% 53.82% 253,418 14.53%
1990 1,705,290 778,294 926,996 45.64% 54.36% 238,229 13.97%
1989 1,668,064 755,800 912,264 45.31% 54.69% 224,021 13.43%
1988 1,632,461 737,546 894,915 45.18% 54.82% 210,587 12.9%
1987 1,597,832 722,060 875,772 45.19% 54.81% 197,971 12.39%
1986 1,563,093 707,456 855,637 45.26% 54.74% 186,164 11.91%
1985 1,527,506 691,960 835,546 45.3% 54.7% 179,482 11.75%
1984 1,491,026 675,435 815,591 45.3% 54.7% 174,301 11.69%
1983 1,454,034 658,677 795,357 45.3% 54.7% 169,104 11.63%
1982 1,416,636 641,311 775,325 45.27% 54.73% 163,905 11.57%
1981 1,379,048 623,606 755,442 45.22% 54.78% 158,728 11.51%
1980 1,341,464 605,537 735,927 45.14% 54.86% 153,598 11.45%
1979 1,303,842 587,120 716,722 45.03% 54.97% 148,508 11.39%
1978 1,266,350 568,338 698,012 44.88% 55.12% 143,477 11.33%
1977 1,229,633 549,646 679,987 44.7% 55.3% 138,580 11.27%
1976 1,194,591 532,071 662,520 44.54% 55.46% 133,914 11.21%
1975 1,161,840 516,206 645,634 44.43% 55.57% 125,711 10.82%
1974 1,131,652 502,114 629,538 44.37% 55.63% 117,239 10.36%
1973 1,103,878 489,791 614,087 44.37% 55.63% 109,394 9.91%
1972 1,078,071 478,664 599,407 44.4% 55.6% 102,093 9.47%
1971 1,053,566 468,099 585,467 44.43% 55.57% 95,242 9.04%
1970 1,029,856 457,771 572,085 44.45% 55.55% 88,671 8.61%
1969 1,006,816 447,429 559,387 44.44% 55.56% 82,559 8.2%
1968 984,667 437,291 547,376 44.41% 55.59% 76,804 7.8%
1967 963,241 427,390 535,851 44.37% 55.63% 71,569 7.43%
1966 942,740 417,917 524,823 44.33% 55.67% 66,652 7.07%
1965 923,229 409,083 514,146 44.31% 55.69% 58,810 6.37%
1964 904,661 400,674 503,987 44.29% 55.71% 51,204 5.66%
1963 886,947 392,829 494,118 44.29% 55.71% 44,613 5.03%
1962 870,001 385,410 484,591 44.3% 55.7% 38,802 4.46%
1961 853,745 378,380 475,365 44.32% 55.68% 33,808 3.96%
1960 838,101 371,614 466,487 44.34% 55.66% 29,417 3.51%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Lesotho ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Lesotho. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Lesotho

# City Population 2022
1 Maseru 333,075
2 Teyateyaneng 75,919
3 Maputsoe 55,963
4 Mohale's Hoek 40,472
5 Mafeteng 40,140
6 Hlotse 38,920
7 Butha-Buthe 35,368
8 Quthing 27,606
9 Qacha's Nek 16,040
10 Thaba-Tseka 15,413
11 Mokhotlong 13,033

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2