Official Name: The Kingdom of Lesotho
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official Name (Local Language): Kingdom of Lesotho
ISO Country Codes: LS : LSO
Internet Domain: .ls
Government Web Site: http://www.gov.ls/
Capital: Maseru Main Airports: Moshoeshoe I International Airport
Language(s): Sesotho;English Population: 2,177,740
Currency: Lesotho Loti ISO Currency Code: LSL
Telephone Dial In: +266 ID Prefix: 00

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Government Website: http://www.gov.ls/
Sovereign Ratings: https://countryeconomy.com/ratings/lesotho
Central Bank: Central Bank of Lesotho
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 14.48 maloti (LSL) per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 28.1% (2014 est.)
Population below poverty line: 57% (2016 est.)
Inflation Rate: 5.3% (2019 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 11.30% (2019 - World Bank)
GDP: $2.462 billion (2019 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $2,704 (2019 est.)
Currency Name: Lesotho Loti
Currency Code: LSL
World Bank Classification: Lower Middle Income

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 7.3% corn, wheat, pulses, sorghum, barley; livestock
Industry: 31.1% food, beverages, textiles, apparel assembly, handicrafts, construction, tourism
Services: 61.5%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: Maseru Securities Market ;

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Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? NO

The World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution

Business Language(s): English
Customs & Excise: The Lesotho Revenue Authority
Development Bank(s): African Development Bank;
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 131/141 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 83/180 (2020)
Ease of Doing Business: 122/190 (2019) Enabling Trade Index: 80/136 (2016)
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Eximbank: Afreximbank ; Export Credit Agency: Caribbean Export Development Agency ;

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Export Promotion Agency: LesothoTrade Portal ; Investment Agency: Lesotho National Development Corporation ;

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Law Society of Lesotho

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