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Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho) is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population of around 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru

At a Glance

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Population in thousands (2017): 2,233.34
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 1,154.44
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 46% (2017)
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): n/a
Financial Inclusion Strategies: • Inclusive Finance Strategy of Lesotho (2012/12 – 2016/17)• SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy 2016-2021
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 15.87
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 38% (2017)
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.15
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 11.87% | 20

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