Geography in Lesotho

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Geography in Lesotho


The continent: Africa
  
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Area in Lesotho


Surface area

30 360 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 138 in the world of 233 (41,20%); 43 in Africa from 56 (25%)

Land area

30 360 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 135 in the world of 230 (41,74%); 41 in Africa from 54 (25,93%)

Land use in Lesotho


Land area

30 360 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 135 in the world of 230 (41,74%); 41 in Africa from 54 (25,93%)

Agricultural land

75,01 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 8 in the world of 208 (96,63%); 4 in Africa from 53 (94,34%)
2,14 % (0,428 % annual) ↗
min: 74,18; max: 85,08; max-min: 10,90 (12,81%); mid: 79,63;
-4,62 (-6,16%)
22 773 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 115 in the world of 209 (45,45%); 42 in Africa from 54 (24,07%)
2,14 % (0,428 % annual) ↗
min: 22 521; max: 25 830; max-min: 3 309 (12,81%); mid: 24 176;
-1 403 (-6,16%)
1,08 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 39 in the world of 207 (81,64%); 20 in Africa from 52 (63,46%)
7,27 % (1,45 % annual) ↗
min: 1,08; max: 3,04; max-min: 1,96 (64,49%); mid: 2,06;
-0,979 (-90,82%)

Arable land

8,97 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 110 in the world of 206 (47,09%); 28 in Africa from 53 (49,06%)
18,25 % (3,65 % annual) ↗
min: 8,17; max: 12,25; max-min: 4,08 (33,31%); mid: 10,21;
-1,24 (-13,86%)
2 965 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 138 in the world of 206 (33,50%); 45 in Africa from 53 (16,98%)
8,60 % (1,72 % annual) ↗
min: 2 920; max: 3 720; max-min: 800,00 (21,51%); mid: 3 320;
-355,00 (-11,97%)
0,139 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 98 in the world of 206 (52,91%); 35 in Africa from 53 (35,85%)
15,32 % (3,06 % annual) ↗
min: 0,139; max: 0,427; max-min: 0,288 (67,46%); mid: 0,283;
-0,144 (-103,65%)

Forest area

1,61 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 187 in the world of 205 (9,27%); 47 in Africa from 53 (13,21%)
10,20 % (2,04 % annual) ↘
min: 1,32; max: 1,61; max-min: 0,296 (18,37%); mid: 1,47;
0,148 (9,18%)
490 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 168 in the world of 206 (18,93%); 50 in Africa from 54 (9,26%)
10,20 % (2,04 % annual) ↘
min: 400; max: 490; max-min: 90 (18,37%); mid: 445;
45 (9,18%)
0,023 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 182 in the world of 204 (11,27%); 50 in Africa from 52 (5,77%)
4,65 % (0,929 % annual) ↘
min: 0,022; max: 0,025; max-min: 0,0031544 (12,60%); mid: 0,023;
-0,0005108 (-2,23%)

Terrestrial protected areas

0,540 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 197 in the world of 204 (3,92%); 52 in Africa from 53 (3,77%)
0,529 % (0,106 % annual) ↘
min: 0,500; max: 0,540; max-min: 0,040 (7,41%); mid: 0,520;
0,020 (3,70%)
164,16 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 171 in the world of 202 (15,84%); 49 in Africa from 51 (5,88%)
0,0000253 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 165 in the world of 202 (18,81%); 40 in Africa from 51 (23,53%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Lesotho


Length of land borders

1 106 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 120 in the world of 166 (28,31%); 42 in Africa from 49 (16,33%)

Number of Neighbors

1 [?] (2015)
(descending): 142 in the world of 164 (14,02%); 48 in Africa from 49 (4,08%)

Elevation in Lesotho


mean elevation

2 161 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 5 in the world of 163 (97,55%); 1 in Africa from 48 (100%)

lowest point

1 400 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 73 (100%); 1 in Africa from 24 (100%)

highest point

3 482 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 53 in the world of 232 (77,59%); 9 in Africa from 56 (85,71%)

Main parameters in Lesotho


Population

2 135 022 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 145 in the world of 233 (38,20%); 43 in Africa from 56 (25%)
5,83 % (1,17 % annual) ↘
min: 851 412; max: 2 135 022; max-min: 1 283 610 (60,12%); mid: 1 493 217;
641 805 (30,06%)

Surface area

30 360 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 138 in the world of 233 (41,20%); 43 in Africa from 56 (25%)

Population density

70,32 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 139 in the world of 230 (40%); 25 in Africa from 54 (55,56%)
5,83 % (1,17 % annual) ↘
min: 28,53; max: 70,32; max-min: 41,79 (59,43%); mid: 49,43;
20,90 (29,71%)

Population growth rate

1,22 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 106 in the world of 216 (51,39%); 51 in Africa from 54 (7,41%)
17,14 % (3,43 % annual) ↘
min: 0,696; max: 2,64; max-min: 1,94 (73,62%); mid: 1,67;
-0,450 (-37,02%)

Surface area

1,42 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 138 in the world of 233 (41,20%); 24 in Africa from 56 (58,93%)
6,19 % (1,24 % annual) ↗
min: 1,42; max: 3,57; max-min: 2,15 (60,16%); mid: 2,50;
-1,07 (-75,50%)