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1) General culture

Education
 

BASOTHO EDUCATION STATS

Adjusted savings; education expenditure > % of GNI

6.69 % of GNI

[17th of 168]

Average years of schooling of adults

4.2

[72nd of 100]

Children out of school, primary

41,497

[37th of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

23.121 per 1,000 people

[20th of 150]

Children out of school, primary, female

16,426

[37th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

9.152 per 1,000 people

[25th of 147]

Children out of school, primary, male

25,071

[36th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

13.969 per 1,000 people

[20th of 148]

Duration of compulsory education

7 years

[126th of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

7

[6th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

6

[79th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

418,668

[105th of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.233 per capita

[3rd of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

82,258

[126th of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

45.706 per 1,000 people

[134th of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

6,108

[116th of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

3.394 per 1,000 people

[108th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

50.11%

[3rd of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

56.13%

[2nd of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

61.31%

[16th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

87%

[103rd of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

84%

[108th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

90%

[90th of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

10.8%

[3rd of 127]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

29.8%

[1st of 85]

Education spending (% of GDP)

10.4%

[3rd of 132]

Education spending (% of total government expenditure)

18.4%

[29th of 96]

Education spending (% Primary)

53.2%

[18th of 110]

Education spending (% Secondary)

23.8%

[92nd of 107]

Education spending (% Tertiary)

18.6%

[54th of 108]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

60.9%

[84th of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

49.1%

[89th of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

64.6%

[75th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

67

[97th of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

55

[105th of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

79

[82nd of 145]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

20.6%

[120th of 135]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

24.19 %

[3rd of 101]

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

49.02 %

[3rd of 93]

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

1,104.8 %

[1st of 81]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

50.6%

[2nd of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

54.1%

[10th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

66.892

[121st of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

1

[40th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

1.26

[2nd of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

1.27

[33rd of 139]

Grade 1 intake rate

54.5

[71st of 114]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

120.21 %

[15th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

128.13 %

[10th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

124.2 %

[12th of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

15.2%

[63rd of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

25.4%

[30th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

5.5%

[100th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

193,600

[93rd of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

107.557 per 1,000 people

[55th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

159,700

[75th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

88.724 per 1,000 people

[25th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

35,500

[109th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

19.723 per 1,000 people

[100th of 138]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

94.5%

[54th of 157]

Literacy > Male

74.5%

[125th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

84.8%

[97th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

90.3 %

[42nd of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

73.7 %

[92nd of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

82.22 %

[67th of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

97.11 %

[36th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

77.22 %

[95th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

87.16 %

[69th of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

84.7%

[79th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

73.3%

[105th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

95.8%

[47th of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

59.13 %

[39th of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

59.52 %

[37th of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

58.74 %

[38th of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

68.86 %

[59th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

57.96 %

[67th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

73.35 %

[39th of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

78.72 %

[54th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

55.15 %

[76th of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

66.87 %

[68th of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

7 years

[9th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

422,278

[60th of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.235 per capita

[2nd of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

49.63 % female

[9th of 175]

Primary education, teachers

10,153

[58th of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

5.657 per 1,000 people

[28th of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

78.2 % female

[27th of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

29%

[36th of 99]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

0

[149th of 148]

Progression to secondary level

52

[80th of 97]

Progression to secondary school > %

65.88 %

[59th of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

64.68 %

[58th of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

67.49 %

[57th of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

13.35 %

[1st of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

29.82 %

[1st of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

27

[9th of 126]

Public spending per student > Secondary level

76.3

[3rd of 123]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

962.7

[3rd of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

41.59

[24th of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

74.5

[78th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

47.9

[17th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

23.1

[33rd of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

126.63

[18th of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

99.82

[19th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

126.48

[2nd of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

102.84 %

[23rd of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

125.75 %

[1st of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

18.96 %

[12th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

16.99 %

[15th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

20.91 %

[11th of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

18.3

[19th of 143]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

33.52 % gross

[51st of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

34.53 % gross

[49th of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

32.52 % gross

[51st of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

131.58 % gross

[6th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

86.73 % net

[49th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

131.45 % gross

[5th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

89.22 % net

[36th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

131.7 % gross

[6th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

84.28 % net

[53rd of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

0.31 %

[76th of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

38.74 % gross

[73rd of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

24.86 % net

[59th of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

43.27 % gross

[65th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

30.29 % net

[54th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

34.21 % gross

[81st of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

19.45 % net

[64th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

2.09 %

[57th of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

3.43 % gross

[48th of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

3.82 % gross

[46th of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

3.02 % gross

[55th of 137]

School life expectancy > Female

10.1 years

[66th of 96]

School life expectancy > Male

9 years

[80th of 97]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

10 years

[79th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

10 years

[79th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

10 years

[84th of 93]

School life expectancy > Total

9.6 years

[81st of 110]

Scientific and technical journal articles

1

[173rd of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

93,060

[72nd of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.052 per 1,000 people

[72nd of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

94,460

[68th of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.053 per capita

[66th of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

55.82 % female

[1st of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

3,553

[51st of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

1.98 per 1,000 people

[60th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

55.61 % female

[32nd of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

1,400

[70th of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

0.78 per 1,000 people

[66th of 183]

Tertiary enrollment

2.6%

[128th of 151]

Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

63.69 %

[45th of 61]

Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

68.75 %

[42nd of 56]

Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

45.5 %

[49th of 56]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

1.31

[1st of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

boys only


SOURCES World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source; UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia; List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho



Health
 

BASOTHO HEALTH STATS

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

79

[133rd of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

70

[148th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

78

[137th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

83

[109th of 153]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

40

[106th of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

49

[115th of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

72

[109th of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

74

[71st of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

78

[94th of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

88

[109th of 147]

% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total

15

[119th of 133]

% under-fives with ARI --

7

[58th of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

49

[44th of 80]

Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health

No

Access to sanitation

48%

[104th of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

35.79 births

[96th of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

54.4 %

[3rd of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

27.92 per 1,000 people

[60th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

55.4 %

[27th of 76]

Births with health staff

60%

[72nd of 116]

Children living with AIDS

27,000

[22nd of 80]

Children living with AIDS (per capita)

13.2939 per 1,000 people

[5th of 80]

Children Underweight Rate

4%

[47th of 95]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

30 %

[35th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

80

[45th of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

52.9 %

[2nd of 47]

Drinking water availability %

78%

[91st of 147]

Drug access

80%

[57th of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

49.4 $

[126th of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

1.03 %

[164th of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

5.47 %

[45th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

6.5 %

[78th of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

8.7 %

[63rd of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

20.8%

[23rd of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

60 %

[13th of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

3.4 births per woman

[61st of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

33.2

[186th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

29.6

[186th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

31.4

[185th of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

28.9%

[3rd of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

29,000

[18th of 102]

HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

16,111.371 per million people

[2nd of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

320,000

[19th of 126]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

177.781 per 1,000 people

[3rd of 126]

HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

31

[4th of 114]

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

31

[4th of 145]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

73,000

[24th of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

1.63 per 1,000 people

[43rd of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

83 %

[136th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

85 %

[119th of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

37 %

[133rd of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

32 %

[125th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

61 %

[126th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

79 %

[118th of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

76 %

[95th of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

92 %

[124th of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

695.83 per 100,000 people

[4th of 200]

Infant mortality rate

85.22

[23rd of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

74.03 deaths/1,000 live births

[22nd of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

83.01 deaths/1,000 live births

[24th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

78.59 deaths/1,000 live births

[24th of 225]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

Life expectancy at birth > Female

39.34 years

[219th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

40.97 years

[217th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

40.17 years

[219th of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

35.86 years

[182nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

34.49 years

[183rd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

35.16 years

[182nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

40

[183rd of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

35

[186th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

38

[184th of 186]

Malaria cases > per 100,000

0

[95th of 94]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

46.1 %

[4th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

18 %

[30th of 63]

Measles immunization

77

[122nd of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

58

[22nd of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

15

[93rd of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

69

[51st of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

46

[10th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

18

[59th of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

4

[50th of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

5

[70th of 128]

Oral rehydration rate %

10

[62nd of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

7%

[186th of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

18.2 %

[183rd of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

101

[115th of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

119

[135th of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.05 per 1,000 people

[51st of 148]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992

17 %

[62nd of 106]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003

12 %

[61st of 108]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

90.4 %

[10th of 62]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

23.24 %

[3rd of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

13 %

[62nd of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

15.1%

[170th of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

150 per 1,000 people

[25th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

35.4%

[25th of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

46.9%

[131st of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

42.5%

[125th of 159]

Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults

1 %

[1st of 43]

Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults

38.5 %

[1st of 42]

Tobacco > Adult female smokers

1

[114th of 114]

Tobacco > Adult male smokers

38.5

[63rd of 115]

Tobacco > Total adult smokers

19.8

[92nd of 121]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

6.2%

[80th of 185]

Total fertility rate

3.8

[61st of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

277

[11th of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

84.78 %

[34th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

95%

[60th of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

69.17 %

[134th of 171]

Water availability

1,485 cubic meters

[137th of 169]


SOURCES UNICEF; Wikipedia; Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; Wikipedia; List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; Wikipedia; List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005;

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Sports
 

BASOTHO SPORTS STATS

All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold

1

[35th of 38]

All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold

1

[33rd of 38]

All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver

1

[40th of 41]

FIFA World Ranking > Men

264

[139th of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

129.985 per 1 million people

[67th of 197]

International Cricket Council members > Affiliate Members > Member Since

2001


SOURCES Wikipedia All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Wikipedia List of International Cricket Council members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Food
 

BASOTHO FOOD STATS

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

71.56 %

[2nd of 103]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho

Language
 

BASOTHO LANGUAGE STATS

English status
Official language. Bible 1535-1989.

Languages
Sesotho (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

81.4

[112nd of 174]


SOURCES Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


2) Religion

 

BASOTHO RELIGION STATS

Catholic > Diocesan priests

62

[95th of 143]

Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.0305268 per 1,000 people

[71st of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

4

[88th of 150]

Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.00196947 per 1,000 people

[26th of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

87

[92nd of 149]

Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.042836 per 1,000 people

[57th of 147]

Catholic > Religious Priests

78

[85th of 148]

Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.0384047 per 1,000 people

[49th of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

140

[91st of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.0689316 per 1,000 people

[61st of 148]

Catholics

904,000

[73rd of 140]

Catholics as percentage

48.76

[47th of 150]

Islam > Percentage

1.839%

[106th of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

2%

[105th of 168]

Islam > Population

37,340

[128th of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

2 %

[39th of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

3,133

[91st of 178]

Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita)

1.42344 per 1,000 people

[112nd of 177]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

373,407

[82nd of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

20 %

[56th of 163]

Religions
Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%

Religions > All
Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

70 %

[42nd of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

1,306,924

[72nd of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

5,141

[98th of 232]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

25,312.654 per 10 million people

[90th of 222]


SOURCES Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia; Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia; Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia; Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


3) Media

 

BASOTHO MEDIA STATS

Average cost of local call

0.02

[123rd of 151]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

38.68 %

[32nd of 153]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

0.02 %

[135th of 155]

Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

8.99 per 1,000 people

[71st of 89]

DVD region

5

[9th of 171]

E-Government rating

36

[131st of 182]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

163.26 per 1,000 people

[109th of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

7PA - 7PZ

Households with television > %

11.5 %

[121st of 160]

International dialling code

266

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

46,110,500 min.

[121st of 164]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

26.91 min. per capita

[95th of 185]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

3,000,000 $

[80th of 101]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

2.068 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[70th of 130]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

1.672 $ per capita

[72nd of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

245,052

[136th of 198]

Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

136.537 per 1 million people

[116th of 201]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

16,000

[80th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita)

9.11 per 1,000 people

[72nd of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

2

[98th of 106]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita)

1.139 per million people

[66th of 104]

Phone subscribers

20.34

[152nd of 178]

Population covered by mobile telephony > %

80 %

[73rd of 108]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

14.15 $/month

[57th of 185]

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

18.42 $/month

[32nd of 151]

Radio broadcast stations

AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1

Radio receivers

104,000

[173rd of 188]

Radio receivers (per capita)

0.06 per capita

[171st of 182]

Royalties and fees

$5.70

[26th of 85]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

50.75 %

[15th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

74600000

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

1.99 % GDP

[115th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

147000000

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

3.28 $

[16th of 142]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

2,398.85 $ per $1 trillion of GD

[11th of 174]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita)

1,824.278 $ per 1 million people

[16th of 178]

Telephone employees, total

359

[133rd of 194]

Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.199 per 1,000 people

[130th of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

75 per 100 mainlines

[8th of 134]

Telephone mainlines

47,964

[122nd of 202]

Telephone mainlines (per capita)

26.724 per 1,000 people

[113rd of 203]

Telephone subscribers

293,016

[122nd of 199]

Telephone subscribers (per capita)

0.157 per 1,000 people

[110th of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

349.43

[53rd of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
privatized in 2001, Telecom Lesotho tasked with providing an additional 50,000 fixed-line connections within five years, a target not met; mobile-cellular service is expanding with a subscribership approaching 25 per 100 persons; rural services are scant

Telephone system > General assessment
rudimentary system consisting of a modest but growing number of landlines, a small microwave radio relay system, and a small radiotelephone communication system; mobile-cellular telephone system is expanding

Telephone system > International
country code - 266; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Telephones > Main lines in use

53,100

[125th of 174]

Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

29.682 per 1,000 people

[117th of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

456,000

[132nd of 186]

Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

214.562 per 1,000 people

[130th of 185]

Television broadcast stations

1

[9th of 89]

Television broadcast stations (per capita)

0.559 per million people

[7th of 67]

Television receivers

54,000

[148th of 185]

Television receivers (per capita)

31.117 per 1,000 people

[130th of 179]

Website defacements

2

[100th of 129]

Website defacements (per capita)

0.984737 per 1 million people

[83rd of 124]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho

Internet
 

BASOTHO INTERNET STATS

Broadband subscribers

45

[114th of 117]

Broadband subscribers (per capita)

25.073 per 1 million people

[110th of 146]

Country code

.ls

Hosts

83

[192nd of 228]

Hosts (per capita)

39 per million people

[191st of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

7.62 Mbps

[83rd of 167]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

5.254 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[71st of 184]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

4.246 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[73rd of 188]

Internet Service Providers

1

[178th of 229]

Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0.000492368 per 1,000 people

[155th of 215]

ISP

1

[153rd of 162]

ISP (per capita)

559.439 per billion people

[86th of 127]

Livejournal users

28

[193rd of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

38.55 $/month

[40th of 180]

TLD

.ls

Users

70,000

[132nd of 190]

Users (per capita)

32.937 per 1,000 people

[130th of 184]


SOURCES World Development Indicators database; IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


4) Tourism

 

1. Malealea
The village of Malealea is situated in some of Lesotho’s most majestic and mountainous landscapes. Pony treks are available, as are guided day trips, but we recommend staying overnight.

2. Sehlabathebe National Park
With its awesome hiking trails, sandstone rock formations, and miles of beautiful landscape, Lesotho’s first national park warrants a visit. Traveling to the park requires the use of a four-by-four, and we recommend hiring a guide to show you around. You can ride a pony along the paths to see the park’s waterfalls and rare birds; you can stay the night in the park’s accommodations, or take along a tent and camp out.

3. Thaba-Bosiu
Located 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Maseru and considered the greatest historical site in the country, Thaba-Bosiu is the flat-topped mountain where the Basotho nation originated. This is where Moshoeshoe sought refuge from attacking forces, and it is said that the mountain was never conquered. At the bottom of the hill, there is a visitor center where you can find a guide to take you to the top of the mountain and teach you the site’s detailed history.

4. Mokhotlong
Situated at the top of the Drakensberg Ridge, Mokhotlong is one of the country’s most remote regions, as well as one of its poorest. We recommend hiring a guide in Maseru to show you around Mokhotlong
despite its economic condition, Mokhotlong is stunning and serene. Because of its remote location, traveling alone in the area is not recommended.

5. Sani Top Chalet
We highly recommend this spot—no pun intended, okay?—as Sani Top Chalet is Africa’s highest pub. Situated between the border of Lesotho and South Africa along the Drakensberg Ridge, the chalet is accessible only by four-by-four. Once you are at the Sani Pass, you can spend the night, have a meal, and enjoy the view at 9,429 feet (2,874 meters) above sea level. ((033) 702 1069)

6. Semonkong Falls
Reached by a 3 mile (5 kilometer) walk along the Maletsunyane River, the Semonkong Falls are an amazing sight, as they mark the single highest drop in all southern Africa. A visit to the falls makes for a great day hike.

7. Subeng River’s Dinosaur Footprints
Few pursuits are more remarkable than tracking dinosaur footprints along a riverbed. Located just north of Hlotse (also called Leribe) are the Subeng River dinosaur footprints. Follow the signs, and have a blast walking exactly where those creatures did.

8. Oxbow Skiing
Just beyond the Moten Pass is Oxbow, a village with a .9 miles (1.5-kilometer) ski slope. It’s not the Alps, but don’t discount it. The snowfall can be erratic, so the best time of year to visit Oxbow is in July and August. A bus travels daily between Mokhotlong and Butha Butha, stopping in Oxbow along the way. There is also a lodge in Oxbow where you can stay the night.

9. Maseru
While many travelers skip Lesotho’s capital city, we think it is definitely worth your while. Shopping and restaurants are easy to find, and the surrounding hills are great for hiking.

10. Maliba Mountain Lodge
Pamper yourself at the most luxurious lodge in all Lesotho. Situated in the mountainous terrain of Tsehlanyane National Park, Maliba Mountain Lodge has the world’s highest subalpine botanical garden, an open viewing deck, a restaurant bar, and Basotho-style chalet rooms. There are hiking trails and pony rides just a few minutes away, and the views from the rooms are breathtaking.

When to Go
The weather in Lesotho can be unpredictable the country is likely to have snow, rain, and high temperatures during the summer. Most of the country’s rainfall occurs during the summer months (October through April); January and February are the hottest months. We recommend planning your trip during January and February, but good weather can be experienced year-round.
 

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