Lesotho

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 733,942
1960 851,412
1970 1,032,240
1980 1,307,403
1990 1,597,534
2000 1,856,225
2010 2,010,586
2020 2,257,685
2025 2,373,478
2050 2,987,092
2075 3,425,876
2100 3,547,585
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Kingdom of Lesotho
Capital Maseru
Region Southern Africa
ISO code LS
Statistical agency Lesotho Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

codedistrict
> community council
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1996-04-14
census
population
2006-04-09
census
population
2011
survey
BBotha-BotheBotha-Bothe1,767109,905110,320105,403
B01Makhunoane   8,085 
B02Liqhobong   5,524 
B03Ntelle   5,233 
B04Likila   19,340 
B05Kao   5,304 
B06Sekhobe   3,874 
B07Moteng   16,838 
B08Linakeng   4,347 
B09Tsa-Le-Moleka   18,737 
B10Lipelaneng   30,320 
CLeribeHlotse2,828302,664293,369331,117
C01Limamarela   8,733 
C02Mphorosane   9,392 
C03Seshote   9,359 
C04Matlameng   10,238 
C05Pitseng   18,948 
C06Motati   10,080 
C07Fenyane   10,271 
C08Serupane   11,328 
C09Malaoaneng   5,864 
C10Menkhoaneng   22,502 
C11Maisa-Phoka   12,630 
C12Sephokong   19,199 
C13Linare   24,713 
C14Litjotjela   21,383 
C15Khomokhoana   26,851 
C16Hleoheng   27,576 
C17Manka   20,693 
C18Tsoili-Tsoili   18,456 
DBereaTeyateyaneng2,222241,946250,006273,832
D01Makeoana   33,445 
D02Mapoteng   23,926 
D03Koeneng   21,887 
D04Tebe-Tebe   16,533 
D05Phuthiatsana   25,660 
D06Maluba-Lube   21,948 
D07Motanasela   19,817 
D08Senekane   22,262 
D09Kanana   19,311 
D10Thuathe   11,416 
AMaseruMaseru4,279393,154431,998389,627
1Maseru Municipality   227,880 
A01Qiloane   24,093 
A02Ratau   26,582 
A03Likalaneng   10,757 
A04Nyakosoba   10,893 
A05Makheka   5,473 
A06Manonyane   22,491 
A07Mohlakeng   18,906 
A08Mazenod   27,553 
A09Lilala   24,195 
A10Makhoarane   26,674 
A11Makhalaneng   13,146 
A12Ribaneng   7,509 
A13Semonkong   7,781 
A14Makolopetsane   7,415 
A15Telle   6,835 
EMafetengMafeteng2,119213,455192,621183,507
E01Metsi-Matso   21,480 
E02Mamantso   21,175 
E03Mathula   17,867 
E04Monyake   12,234 
E05Tajane   5,809 
E06Ramoetsane   10,519 
E07Malakeng   8,382 
E08Malumeng   9,740 
E09Koti-Se-Phola   12,391 
E10Makholane   25,002 
E11Qibing   17,374 
E12Makaota   31,014 
FMohale's HoekMohale's Hoek3,530185,459176,928181,196
F01Siloe   18,261 
F02Mashaleng   21,869 
F03Motjoleleng   25,096 
F04Khoelenya   22,424 
F05Teke   5,403 
F06Mootsinyane   9,995 
F07Phamong   8,402 
F08Thaba Mokhele   18,135 
F09Qobong   9,324 
F10Qhobeng   3,083 
F11Seroto   7,836 
F12Likhutloaneng   7,937 
F13Nkau   9,092 
F14Qabane   6,924 
GQuthingQuthing2,916127,560124,048129,533
G01Likhohlong    7,455 
G02Matsatseng   18,713 
G03Qomoqomong   6,760 
G04Liphakoe   14,537 
G05Ha Nkuebe   10,487 
G06Tsatsane   9,452 
G07Mkhono   9,840 
G08Mokotjomela   12,340 
G09Mphaki   20,288 
G10Seforong   9,720 
HQacha's NekQacha's Nek2,34972,88669,74963,910
H01Patlong   10,819 
H02White-Hill   3,197 
H03Letloepe   14,527 
H04Maseepho   7,879 
H05Matebeng   1,735 
H06Mosenekeng   2,279 
H07Thaba Khube   5,219 
H08Khomo Phatsoa   8,263 
H09Ratsoleli   6,633 
H10Ramatseliso   6,189 
H11Thaba-Litsoene   5,036 
JMokhotlongMokhotlong4,07586,46897,713105,538
J01Matsoku   4,715 
J02Khubelu   8,690 
J03Mapholaneng   8,606 
J04Pae-La-Itlhatsoa   2,080 
J05Popa   6,725 
J06Molika-Liko   6,239 
J07Khalahali   8,220 
J08Moremoholo   9,694 
J09Sakeng   2,850 
J10Mateanong   7,387 
J11Liphamola   8,215 
J12Rafolatsane   7,713 
J13Marung   5,458 
J14Linakaneng   4,452 
J15Tekeseleng   4,397 
KThaba-TsekaThaba-Tseka4,270128,778129,881130,532
K01Malehloane   11,161 
K02Mphe-Lebeko   11,463 
K03Bokong   7,283 
K04Thaba-Kholo   10,241 
K05Lesobeng   12,542 
K06Thabana' Mahlanya   14,416 
K07Mohlanapeng   9,882 
K08Khohlo-Ntso   7,264 
K09Bobete   12,066 
K10Senyotong   7,740 
K11Rapoleboea   11,533 
K12Monyetleng   7,306 
K13Sehonghong   6,041 
 total 30,3551,862,2751,876,6331,894,194
source: Lesotho Bureau of Statistics.
note: Population number above for 2006 are final for districts and preliminary results for community councils, based on 'de jure' population. De Jure population being all usual residents of the country and 'de facto' being persons present, according to the LBS.

Main cities

namepopulation
2006-04-09
census
latitude /
longitude
Maseru227,880-29.32/27.54
Makeoana33,445 
Makaota31,014 
Lipelaneng30,320 
Hleoheng27,576 
Mazenod27,553 
Khomokhoana26,851 
Makhoarane26,674 
Ratau26,582 
Phuthiatsana25,660 
Motjoleleng25,096 
Makholane25,002 
source: Lesotho Bureau of Statistics.
note: 2006 data concerns preliminary results of the census.