Lesotho Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Lesotho population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Lesotho in 2023 is 76.76 people per square kilometer, a 1.06% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Lesotho in 2022 was 75.95 people per square kilometer, a 1.07% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Lesotho in 2021 was 75.15 people per square kilometer, a 1.21% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Lesotho in 2020 was 74.25 people per square kilometer, a 1.28% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,168.79
Micronesia 777.60
India 434.60
Philippines 391.12
Sri Lanka 333.69
El Salvador 302.52
Pakistan 302.08
Vietnam 298.46
Nigeria 242.27
Sao Tome and Principe 241.52
Kiribati 164.83
Cabo Verde 148.56
Indonesia 144.79
Ghana 143.05
Egypt 112.55
Moldova 101.50
Kenya 94.94
Honduras 94.18
Cambodia 93.60
Timor-Leste 91.50
Morocco 84.74
Myanmar 80.67
Uzbekistan 78.33
Lesotho 76.76
Tunisia 76.15
Eswatini 69.75
Ukraine 60.88
Cameroon 60.25
Nicaragua 54.05
Georgia 53.49
Djibouti 48.99
Angola 29.43
Vanuatu 27.44
Zambia 27.33
Sudan 25.95
Solomon Islands 25.62
Papua New Guinea 22.32
Bhutan 20.51
Republic of Congo 17.86
Bolivia 11.28
Mauritania 4.72
Mongolia 2.20
Lesotho - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 76.76 1.06%
2022 75.95 1.07%
2021 75.15 1.21%
2020 74.25 1.28%
2019 73.31 1.26%
2018 72.40 1.26%
2017 71.50 1.25%
2016 70.62 1.20%
2015 69.78 1.11%
2014 69.01 1.03%
2013 68.31 0.94%
2012 67.68 0.84%
2011 67.12 0.74%
2010 66.63 0.68%
2009 66.18 0.71%
2008 65.71 0.58%
2007 65.33 0.34%
2006 65.11 -0.03%
2005 65.13 -0.40%
2004 65.39 -0.38%
2003 65.65 -0.23%
2002 65.79 -0.10%
2001 65.86 0.04%
2000 65.83 0.22%
1999 65.69 0.43%
1998 65.40 0.66%
1997 64.97 0.89%
1996 64.40 1.09%
1995 63.70 1.23%
1994 62.93 1.33%
1993 62.10 1.45%
1992 61.22 1.59%
1991 60.26 1.70%
1990 59.26 1.81%
1989 58.20 1.92%
1988 57.11 2.05%
1987 55.96 2.36%
1986 54.67 2.67%
1985 53.25 2.76%
1984 51.82 2.81%
1983 50.41 2.82%
1982 49.03 2.83%
1981 47.68 2.83%
1980 46.37 2.83%
1979 45.09 2.83%
1978 43.85 2.84%
1977 42.64 3.02%
1976 41.39 3.31%
1975 40.06 3.47%
1974 38.71 3.50%
1973 37.41 3.50%
1972 36.14 3.53%
1971 34.91 3.56%
1970 33.71 3.60%
1969 32.54 3.66%
1968 31.39 3.71%
1967 30.27 3.50%
1966 29.24 3.21%
1965 28.33 3.12%
1964 27.48 3.10%
1963 26.65 3.12%
1962 25.85 3.13%
1961 25.06 3.12%
1960 24.30 3.10%
1959 23.57 3.06%
1958 22.87 3.01%
1957 22.20 2.69%
1956 21.62 2.35%
1955 21.13 2.27%
1954 20.66 2.17%
1953 20.22 2.05%
1952 19.81 1.94%
1951 19.43 1.82%
1950 19.09 0.00%