Lesotho Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2021 was 1,522,574, a 0.14% increase from 2020.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2020 was 1,520,399, a 0.17% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2019 was 1,517,759, a 0.2% increase from 2018.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2018 was 1,514,770, a 0.21% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Lesotho Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 1,522,574 70.52 0.14%
2020 1,520,399 70.97 0.17%
2019 1,517,759 71.42 0.20%
2018 1,514,770 71.85 0.21%
2017 1,511,550 72.27 0.22%
2016 1,508,202 72.68 0.21%
2015 1,504,972 73.09 0.20%
2014 1,501,893 73.50 0.19%
2013 1,499,062 73.90 0.13%
2012 1,497,055 74.30 0.03%
2011 1,496,633 74.69 -0.27%
2010 1,500,712 75.20 -0.40%
2009 1,506,672 75.71 -0.50%
2008 1,514,273 76.20 -0.63%
2007 1,523,893 76.70 -0.78%
2006 1,535,830 77.18 -1.05%
2005 1,551,999 77.75 -1.21%
2004 1,570,882 78.31 -1.32%
2003 1,591,735 78.86 -1.25%
2002 1,611,748 79.40 -0.96%
2001 1,627,226 79.93 -0.50%
2000 1,635,432 80.45 0.01%
1999 1,635,215 80.96 0.49%
1998 1,627,223 81.46 0.89%
1997 1,612,840 81.95 1.15%
1996 1,594,419 82.43 1.12%
1995 1,576,691 83.05 1.22%
1994 1,557,574 83.68 1.39%
1993 1,536,091 84.30 1.51%
1992 1,513,052 84.89 1.58%
1991 1,489,396 85.47 1.60%
1990 1,465,793 86.03 1.58%
1989 1,442,828 86.58 1.55%
1988 1,420,579 87.10 1.56%
1987 1,398,538 87.61 1.64%
1986 1,375,768 88.10 2.13%
1985 1,346,781 88.25 2.35%
1984 1,315,526 88.31 2.44%
1983 1,283,775 88.37 2.54%
1982 1,251,605 88.43 2.62%
1981 1,219,222 88.49 2.70%
1980 1,186,798 88.55 2.78%
1979 1,154,296 88.61 2.85%
1978 1,121,850 88.67 2.88%
1977 1,090,047 88.73 2.82%
1976 1,059,688 88.79 2.34%
1975 1,035,174 89.18 2.11%
1974 1,013,557 89.65 1.98%
1973 993,644 90.10 1.89%
1972 975,057 90.53 1.82%
1971 957,473 90.96 1.80%
1970 940,360 91.39 1.81%
1969 923,467 91.80 1.81%
1968 906,936 92.20 1.79%
1967 890,830 92.58 1.76%
1966 875,260 92.94 1.34%
1965 863,593 93.63 1.28%
1964 852,595 94.34 1.31%
1963 841,501 94.97 1.34%
1962 830,334 95.54 1.36%
1961 819,117 96.04 1.38%
1960 807,859 96.49 %