Urban Population in Lesotho

Urban population reached 0.619 mil in 2017 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.87 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Lesotho reached an all time high of 0.619 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.030 mil in 1960. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, urban population in Botswana amounted to 1.57 mil, 37.3 mil in South Africa, 0.323 mil in Swaziland and 5.33 mil in Zimbabwe in 2017.

Lesotho has been ranked 158th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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