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gorge in Lesotho - Photo by Tjeerd - CC-BY



Population 2007 ........................................................ 2,125,262

GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........2,600
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)...............5.1
Unemployment.......................................................................................45%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) .......2.2
Labor force (%) ....... 2.6
 

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Resources and links about Lesotho

Thatch hut village - Photo by kevincure - CC-BY

Total Area..................................................................11,718 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......49
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 26
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 56
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 93
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................16
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 62
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................18

  Go to capital - Maseru City Profile - To Lesotho History

African Studies Venter | Lesotho Page __ You will find a collection of resources and links. - From upenn.edu - http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Country_Specific/Lesotho.html

allAfrica.com: Lesotho __ Keep up with the latest headline news from Lesotho. - From allafrica.com - http://allafrica.com/lesotho/

Background Note: Lesotho __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2831.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Lesotho __ You will find a map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. - From CIA - https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/lt.html
 
Country Profile: Lesotho  __ "The Kingdom of Lesotho is made up mostly of highlands where many of the villages can be reached only on horseback, by foot or light aircraft." You will find an overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1063291.stm

Doing Business in Lesotho __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=110

 

Economy of Lesotho __ "The Economy of Lesotho is based on agriculture, livestock, manufacturing, and the earnings of laborers employed in South Africa." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Lesotho and links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Lesotho 

Ethnologue report for Lesotho  __ Information about the living languages used in Lesotho. - From ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Lesotho

Lesotho  __ You will find facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations of Lesotho. - From US State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2831.htm

Lesotho __ "The name Lesotho roughly translates into "the land of the people who speak Sotho." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho

Lesotho Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=140&countryName=Lesotho

Lesotho Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Lesotho Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." this and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/lesotho/lesotho_economy.html

Lesotho Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org -http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Lesotho: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/bllesotho.htm 
 
The Lesotho Government Portal __ You will find all branches of government as well as information on tourism, economy, education health and more. - illustrated - From Government of Lesotho - http://www.lesotho.gov.ls/home/

Lesotho: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ Information such as geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107714.html

lesotho map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ls.htm

Lesotho Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Lesotho. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Lesotho/
 
Lesotho Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/lesotho  



Lesotho Travel Information __ "Although shunted to and from British and Boer control for almost 200 years, Lesotho's path to self-rule was comparatively smooth. Landlocked by South Africa, but distanced from it by huge mountain ranges, Lesotho is an often-surprising combination of rapidly-developing modernity and ancient culture." This and more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/africa/lesotho

Maps Of Lesotho __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Lesotho.html 

 
 

 

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