ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Lesotho

Capital: Maseru
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
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Land area (km2): 30,360 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,955,656 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 64.42 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 0.8% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 45 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 84 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $2,010.91 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 4.2% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Lesotho 20294 20294 6324 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands 27.06 1.46 6.52 69.3 15.54
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests 53.51 0.42 5.73 8.07 0.58
Highveld grasslands 19.43 0.0 1.38 3.18 0.0
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