In 2017, population for Lesotho was 2.23 million persons. Population of Lesotho increased from 991,491 persons in 1968 to 2.23 million persons in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 1.67 %.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.