Lesotho - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Lesotho was 544,983 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 544,983 in 2013 and a minimum value of 29,902 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 29,902
1961 34,304
1962 39,368
1963 45,178
1964 51,825
1965 59,411
1966 67,240
1967 72,095
1968 77,308
1969 82,887
1970 88,855
1971 95,228
1972 101,872
1973 108,760
1974 116,233
1975 124,355
1976 132,086
1977 136,260
1978 140,636
1979 145,133
1980 149,698
1981 154,314
1982 158,977
1983 163,613
1984 168,146
1985 172,502
1986 177,992
1987 188,419
1988 199,266
1989 210,764
1990 223,128
1991 236,485
1992 250,814
1993 265,924
1994 281,522
1995 297,361
1996 312,623
1997 325,185
1998 337,690
1999 350,225
2000 362,855
2001 375,554
2002 388,354
2003 401,340
2004 414,698
2005 428,481
2006 442,802
2007 455,561
2008 468,871
2009 482,723
2010 497,268
2011 512,514
2012 528,478
2013 544,983

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population (% of total) in Lesotho was 26.27 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 53 years was 26.27 in 2013, while its lowest value was 3.51 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

Source: United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects.

See also:

Year Value
1960 3.51
1961 3.96
1962 4.46
1963 5.03
1964 5.66
1965 6.37
1966 7.07
1967 7.43
1968 7.80
1969 8.20
1970 8.61
1971 9.04
1972 9.47
1973 9.91
1974 10.36
1975 10.82
1976 11.21
1977 11.27
1978 11.33
1979 11.39
1980 11.45
1981 11.51
1982 11.57
1983 11.63
1984 11.69
1985 11.75
1986 11.91
1987 12.39
1988 12.90
1989 13.43
1990 13.97
1991 14.53
1992 15.11
1993 15.70
1994 16.32
1995 16.96
1996 17.57
1997 18.05
1998 18.54
1999 19.04
2000 19.55
2001 20.07
2002 20.60
2003 21.14
2004 21.69
2005 22.25
2006 22.82
2007 23.29
2008 23.77
2009 24.26
2010 24.75
2011 25.25
2012 25.76
2013 26.27

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization