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Lesotho

Area of Lesotho 30,539.4 km²
Population 2.1 million
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +85.8%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +14.9%
Timezone South Africa Standard Time

Lesotho Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,146,167 1,594,440 1,853,797 2,130,002
Population Density 37.5 / km² 52.2 / km² 60.7 / km² 69.7 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Lesotho Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1300 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1300 45,919 n/a n/a
1400 52,477 1.3% 655
1500 59,969 1.3% 749
1600 68,540 1.3% 857
1700 78,384 1.4% 984
1800 111,800 3.6% 3,341
1900 238,470 7.9% 12,667
1910 277,529 16.4% 39,059
1920 336,230 21.2% 58,701
1930 437,960 30.3% 101,730
1940 671,569 53.3% 233,609
1950 710,296 5.8% 38,727
1960 827,681 16.5% 117,385
1970 1,007,522 21.7% 179,841
1990 1,594,440 25.8% 293,459
2000 1,853,797 16.3% 259,357
2020 2,222,121 9.5% 184,162
2030 2,362,774 6.3% 140,653
2040 2,447,127 3.6% 84,353
2050 2,497,045 2% 49,918
2060 2,507,910 0.4% 10,865
2070 2,486,828 -0.8% -21,082
2080 2,436,314 -2% -50,514
2090 2,366,213 -2.9% -70,101
2100 2,284,094 -3.5% -82,119
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Lesotho Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1886 to 1993)

   Average Precipitation
26.7 mm
1.1 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
3.5 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide Medium (6)
Drought High (8.2)
Flood High (9)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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