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Lesotho:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
2,128,180
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
70.1 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 35.3% (male 377,784/female 372,840)
15-64 years: 59.8% (male 621,687/female 649,981)
65 years and over: 5% (male 42,348/female 63,540) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 21.2 years
male: 20.6 years
female: 21.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.129% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
24.41 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
22.33 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 78.59 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 83.01 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 74.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 40.17 years
male: 40.97 years
female: 39.34 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.13 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
28.9% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
320,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
29,000 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural)
adjective: Basotho
Ethnic groups
Definition
Sotho 99.7%, Europeans, Asians, and other 0.3%,
Religions
Definition
Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
Languages
Definition
Sesotho (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.8%
male: 74.5%
female: 94.5% (2003 est.)


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