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Lesotho
(3,335 words)

Lesotho/The Kingdom of Lesotho

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

2,322,000

Area

30,000 sq. km (12,000 sq. mi)

Population density

77/sq. km (200/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

1.32% (per 1,000: births 25, deaths 12)

Under 15 years

35%

Urban dwellers

29% (2.77% p.a.)

Capital city

Maseru 178,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

82% Southern Sotho, 14% Zulu, 2% Phuthi, 1% Xhosa, plus 5 others

Peoples

80% Southern…

Cite this page
“Lesotho”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02LSO>
First published online: 2020



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