E.g., 12/03/2016
E.g., 12/03/2016

Country Resource - Lesotho

Lesotho

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  • Population......................................................................1,953,070 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.3% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................25.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate................................................14.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-7.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..................................Sotho 99.7%, Europeans, Asians, and other 0.3%

Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.

CIA World Factbook

Jim Cobbe of Florida State University discusses how the close ties between Lesotho (ethnically, almost wholly Basotho) and South Africa (with an even larger Basotho population) are expressed in a history of economic migration, and how new immigrants from China are changing the face of modern-day Lesotho.

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Jim Cobbe of Florida State University discusses how the close ties between Lesotho (ethnically, almost wholly Basotho) and South Africa (with an even larger Basotho population) are expressed in a history of economic migration, and how new immigrants from China are changing the face of modern-day Lesotho.