Lesotho Rural Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 1,517,760, a 0.21% increase from 2018.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2018 was 1,514,630, a 0.21% increase from 2017.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2017 was 1,511,463, a 0.22% increase from 2016.
  • Lesotho rural population for 2016 was 1,508,173, a 0.21% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
India 895,386,226
Pakistan 136,637,556
Indonesia 119,115,844
Bangladesh 102,058,744
Nigeria 98,156,651
Vietnam 61,129,966
Egypt 57,492,249
Philippines 57,140,712
Kenya 38,112,450
Myanmar 37,371,327
Sudan 27,856,005
Sri Lanka 17,750,912
Uzbekistan 16,644,921
Ukraine 13,549,456
Morocco 13,496,743
Ghana 13,168,802
Cambodia 12,561,921
Cameroon 11,135,124
Angola 10,764,270
Zambia 9,989,317
Papua New Guinea 7,613,275
Lao PDR 4,613,903
Honduras 4,119,684
Kyrgyz Republic 4,094,256
Tunisia 3,595,658
Bolivia 3,480,065
Nicaragua 2,699,365
Mauritania 2,058,875
El Salvador 1,758,851
Congo, Rep. 1,755,498
Georgia 1,523,906
Moldova 1,522,135
Lesotho 1,517,760
West Bank and Gaza 1,103,858
Mongolia 1,014,541
Timor-Leste 892,937
Eswatini 872,797
Solomon Islands 507,659
Bhutan 445,554
Vanuatu 223,730
Djibouti 215,011
Cabo Verde 185,906
Micronesia 87,852
Sao Tome and Principe 56,779
Kiribati 53,117
Lesotho Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 1,517,760 71.42 0.21%
2018 1,514,630 71.85 0.21%
2017 1,511,463 72.27 0.22%
2016 1,508,173 72.68 0.21%
2015 1,504,980 73.09 0.21%
2014 1,501,885 73.50 0.19%
2013 1,499,055 73.90 0.13%
2012 1,497,057 74.30 0.03%
2011 1,496,629 74.69 -0.27%
2010 1,500,717 75.20 -0.40%
2009 1,506,668 75.71 -0.50%
2008 1,514,272 76.20 -0.63%
2007 1,523,890 76.70 -0.78%
2006 1,535,835 77.18 -1.05%
2005 1,551,999 77.75 -1.21%
2004 1,570,872 78.31 -1.32%
2003 1,591,730 78.86 -1.25%
2002 1,611,745 79.40 -0.96%
2001 1,627,228 79.93 -0.50%
2000 1,635,431 80.45 0.01%
1999 1,635,215 80.96 0.49%
1998 1,627,216 81.46 0.89%
1997 1,612,832 81.95 1.15%
1996 1,594,417 82.43 1.12%
1995 1,576,691 83.05 1.22%
1994 1,557,575 83.68 1.39%
1993 1,536,090 84.30 1.51%
1992 1,513,053 84.89 1.58%
1991 1,489,400 85.47 1.60%
1990 1,465,785 86.03 1.58%
1989 1,442,827 86.58 1.55%
1988 1,420,581 87.10 1.56%
1987 1,398,537 87.61 1.64%
1986 1,375,773 88.10 2.13%
1985 1,346,780 88.25 2.35%
1984 1,315,531 88.31 2.44%
1983 1,283,776 88.37 2.54%
1982 1,251,609 88.43 2.62%
1981 1,219,214 88.49 2.69%
1980 1,186,796 88.55 2.78%
1979 1,154,293 88.61 2.85%
1978 1,121,842 88.67 2.87%
1977 1,090,055 88.73 2.83%
1976 1,059,691 88.79 2.34%
1975 1,035,171 89.18 2.11%
1974 1,013,558 89.65 1.98%
1973 993,638 90.10 1.89%
1972 975,051 90.53 1.82%
1971 957,468 90.96 1.80%
1970 940,356 91.39 1.81%
1969 923,465 91.80 1.81%
1968 906,938 92.20 1.79%
1967 890,824 92.58 1.76%
1966 875,256 92.94 1.34%
1965 863,592 93.63 1.28%
1964 852,601 94.34 1.31%
1963 841,497 94.97 1.34%
1962 830,338 95.54 1.36%
1961 819,116 96.04 1.38%
1960 807,865 96.49 1.40%