Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lesotho According to the CIA World Fact Book…

Country: Lesotho

People: Basotho

Language: Sesotho

Location: Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa

Total Area: 30,355 sq km

Climate: temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers

Natural Resources: water, agriculture and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stones

Population: 2,130,819

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): 77.4/1,000 live births

Life Expectancy at Birth: 40 years

HIV Prevalence rate: 23.3% (in other words, 1 in 4 people are positive. And from what I’ve heard this may be a conservative estimate)

Unemployment Rate: 45%

Population below poverty line: 49%

Transnational Issues or International Disputes: None

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