Lesotho Rural Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 1,615,392, a 0.4% increase from 2021.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2021 was 1,608,881, a 0.57% increase from 2020.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2020 was 1,599,780, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2019 was 1,589,485, a 0.65% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
India 908,804,812
Pakistan 146,845,783
Indonesia 115,892,393
Bangladesh 103,206,552
Nigeria 101,575,770
Egypt 63,300,985
Vietnam 60,123,739
Philippines 60,117,263
Kenya 38,358,435
Myanmar 36,965,999
Sudan 30,020,115
Sri Lanka 17,960,843
Uzbekistan 17,657,930
Ghana 13,853,989
Morocco 13,261,620
Cambodia 12,556,766
Cameroon 11,519,492
Ukraine 11,430,780
Angola 11,359,649
Zambia 10,857,387
Papua New Guinea 8,765,048
Lao PDR 4,698,995
Kyrgyz Republic 4,254,716
Honduras 4,214,875
Tunisia 3,680,393
Bolivia 3,565,773
Nicaragua 2,810,208
Mauritania 2,040,187
Republic of Congo 1,866,593
Lesotho 1,615,392
El Salvador 1,598,862
Georgia 1,473,975
Moldova 1,473,227
West Bank and Gaza 1,145,354
Mongolia 1,055,872
Timor-Leste 911,089
Eswatini 906,348
Solomon Islands 538,975
Bhutan 440,632
Vanuatu 242,389
Djibouti 242,328
Cabo Verde 192,507
Micronesia 87,659
Kiribati 56,354
Sao Tome and Principe 55,128
Lesotho Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 1,615,392 70.06 0.40%
2021 1,608,881 70.52 0.57%
2020 1,599,780 70.97 0.65%
2019 1,589,485 71.42 0.65%
2018 1,579,209 71.85 0.67%
2017 1,568,705 72.27 0.67%
2016 1,558,230 72.68 0.63%
2015 1,548,469 73.09 0.55%
2014 1,539,961 73.50 0.48%
2013 1,532,620 73.90 0.40%
2012 1,526,573 74.30 0.30%
2011 1,521,941 74.69 0.05%
2010 1,521,146 75.20 0.00%
2009 1,521,082 75.71 0.05%
2008 1,520,280 76.20 -0.06%
2007 1,521,238 76.70 -0.29%
2006 1,525,679 77.18 -0.77%
2005 1,537,467 77.75 -1.12%
2004 1,554,774 78.31 -1.09%
2003 1,571,763 78.86 -0.91%
2002 1,586,102 79.40 -0.76%
2001 1,598,239 79.93 -0.61%
2000 1,607,938 80.45 -0.41%
1999 1,614,579 80.96 -0.18%
1998 1,617,541 81.46 0.06%
1997 1,616,548 81.95 0.31%
1996 1,611,568 82.43 0.34%
1995 1,606,156 83.05 0.46%
1994 1,598,844 83.68 0.59%
1993 1,589,401 84.30 0.74%
1992 1,577,761 84.89 0.89%
1991 1,563,736 85.47 1.03%
1990 1,547,731 86.03 1.16%
1989 1,529,859 86.58 1.30%
1988 1,510,064 87.10 1.45%
1987 1,488,373 87.61 1.77%
1986 1,462,195 88.10 2.46%
1985 1,426,703 88.25 2.65%
1984 1,389,336 88.31 2.70%
1983 1,352,354 88.37 2.71%
1982 1,316,191 88.43 2.72%
1981 1,280,894 88.49 2.72%
1980 1,246,494 88.55 2.72%
1979 1,212,997 88.61 2.73%
1978 1,180,373 88.67 2.74%
1977 1,148,526 88.73 2.91%
1976 1,115,589 88.79 2.82%
1975 1,084,565 89.18 2.89%
1974 1,053,660 89.65 2.94%
1973 1,023,147 90.10 2.96%
1972 993,289 90.53 2.99%
1971 964,077 90.96 3.02%
1970 935,380 91.39 3.09%
1969 906,940 91.80 3.17%
1968 878,640 92.20 3.23%
1967 850,693 92.58 3.05%
1966 825,115 92.94 2.41%
1965 805,458 93.63 2.32%
1964 786,990 94.34 2.38%
1963 768,446 94.97 2.48%
1962 749,653 95.54 2.55%
1961 730,764 96.04 2.61%
1960 711,925 96.49 %