Lesotho - Total population

2,233,339 (persons) in 2017

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 %.

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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.