Lesotho: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 2,031,348
GDP $2,616,000,000
Energy Consumption 0.01 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code LS
3-letter ISO code LSO
Numeric ISO code 426
UN Region[1] Southern Africa
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CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Lesotho (/lɨˈsuːtuː/ li-SOO-too), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sotho. About 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 134 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 104,597,933 MWh/year 131 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 0 Cubic Meters (cu m) 154 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 0 Barrels (bbl) 159 2010 CIA World Factbook

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Lesotho Policy and Regulatory Overview
Source: http://www.reegle.info/countries/LS

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Lesotho is a country in Africa.
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