Lesotho - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Lesotho was 604,926 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 604,926 in 2011 and a minimum value of 29,082 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 29,082
1961 34,662
1962 40,454
1963 46,470
1964 52,720
1965 59,213
1966 64,706
1967 70,424
1968 76,367
1969 82,534
1970 88,924
1971 95,426
1972 102,161
1973 109,186
1974 116,586
1975 124,431
1976 129,023
1977 133,907
1978 139,058
1979 144,434
1980 149,993
1981 154,861
1982 159,855
1983 164,898
1984 169,890
1985 174,762
1986 185,287
1987 195,907
1988 206,667
1989 217,653
1990 228,944
1991 243,111
1992 257,649
1993 272,628
1994 288,145
1995 304,263
1996 321,182
1997 338,757
1998 356,719
1999 374,654
2000 392,226
2001 410,383
2002 428,057
2003 445,450
2004 462,935
2005 480,824
2006 500,330
2007 520,306
2008 540,758
2009 561,646
2010 582,934
2011 604,926

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population (% of total) in Lesotho was 27.57 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 27.57 in 2011, while its lowest value was 3.42 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 3.42
1961 4.00
1962 4.59
1963 5.17
1964 5.76
1965 6.34
1966 6.80
1967 7.25
1968 7.70
1969 8.15
1970 8.61
1971 9.05
1972 9.49
1973 9.94
1974 10.38
1975 10.82
1976 10.95
1977 11.07
1978 11.20
1979 11.32
1980 11.45
1981 11.51
1982 11.57
1983 11.63
1984 11.69
1985 11.75
1986 12.20
1987 12.64
1988 13.08
1989 13.52
1990 13.97
1991 14.56
1992 15.16
1993 15.76
1994 16.36
1995 16.96
1996 17.56
1997 18.16
1998 18.77
1999 19.37
2000 19.97
2001 20.63
2002 21.29
2003 21.95
2004 22.62
2005 23.28
2006 23.99
2007 24.70
2008 25.42
2009 26.13
2010 26.85
2011 27.57

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization