Lesotho

World Rank 161 0.6 Lesotho flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Maseru
30,355 km 2
Lesotho loti (LSL)

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Introduction

Located on the southernmost part of African continent, the Kingdom of Lesotho is a very small nation. It is an enclaved country located within the borders of South Africa. Because of that, its size is very small - the land covers approximately 30,000 square kilometers. Interestingly, this is the largest enclave in the world.

Their GDP (PPP) is estimated to be at around $7.8 billion according to the data from 2019. Because of its population of 2.1 million, their GDP per capita is slightly below average for Sub-Saharan Africa, and it is $3,868.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)