Key figures

Available statistics:
Official name
Kingdom of Lesotho
Capital
Maseru
Population (million, 2015, est.)
2,135
Population growth, in % (2015)
0.3%
Rural population, % of total (2015)
73%
Median age of population, in years (2016, est.)
24 years
National currency
Loti (LSL)
Location
Southern Africa
Official languages
Official: Sesotho and English. Others: Zulu, Xhosa
Compound Annual (GDP) Growth Rate (2015)
1.6%
GDP per Capita, current USD (2015)
1,440.162
Inflation rate in % (consumer prices, 2015)
3.2%
Ease-of-doing business Index (2017)
100
Ease of starting a business index (2017)
117
Installed Generating Capacity, in MW (2016)
681
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity, in MW (2016)
517
Installed Hydro Capacity, in MW (2016)
163
Other Renewable Energy Capacity, in kW (2016)
159 (Solar), 177 (Wind), 304 (Biomass)
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2016)
1
Total production, in GWh (2015)
1,542
Planned Expansion, in GWh (2030)
7,900
Average distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2014)
34
Net electricity imports, in kWh (2015)
0
Electrification rate, total in % (2015)
15
Electrification rate, urban in % (2015)
54
Electrification rate, rural in % (2015)
5
Peak demand, in MW (2015)
328
Per capita electricity consumption, in kWh (2015)
46