Lesotho - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Lesotho was 613,544 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 613,544 in 2016 and a minimum value of 29,908 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 the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 29,908
1961 34,312
1962 39,380
1963 45,193
1964 51,845
1965 59,436
1966 67,273
1967 72,135
1968 77,356
1969 82,945
1970 88,925
1971 95,312
1972 101,972
1973 108,879
1974 116,375
1975 124,522
1976 132,282
1977 136,481
1978 140,884
1979 145,412
1980 150,009
1981 154,659
1982 159,359
1983 164,034
1984 168,609
1985 173,012
1986 178,558
1987 189,066
1988 199,999
1989 211,581
1990 224,022
1991 237,446
1992 251,835
1993 267,008
1994 282,687
1995 298,638
1996 314,042
1997 326,769
1998 339,486
1999 352,303
2000 365,293
2001 378,455
2002 391,819
2003 405,428
2004 419,406
2005 433,754
2006 448,564
2007 461,734
2008 475,463
2009 489,840
2010 505,098
2011 521,264
2012 538,365
2013 556,252
2014 574,834
2015 593,939
2016 613,544

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population (% of total) in Lesotho was 27.84 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 27.84 in 2016, 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. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

Source: The United Nations Population Division's 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
2014 26.79
2015 27.31
2016 27.84

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization