Butha-Buthe District


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Butha-Buthe is a district of Lesotho. Butha-Buthe is the capital or camptown, and only town in the district. In the north, Butha-Buthe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders on Mokhotlong District in southeast and Leribe District on the south.As of 2006, the district had a population of 110,320 which was 5.88 per cent of the total population of the country. The total area of the district was 1,767 which was 5.82 per cent of the total area of the country. As of 2008, there were 49 per cent economically active people in the district. There were totally 71,012 employed people out of a total of 154,384 people in the district above 15 years of age. The total are planted in 2009 was 7,164 which formed 1.77 per cent of the total area planted in the country.DemographicsAs of 2006, the district had a population of 110,320, 5.88 per cent of the population of the country. The area of the district was 1,767, 5.82 per cent of the country. The population density was 62 persons per square kilometre, same as the country as a whole. There were five constituencies and ten community councils in the district. As of 2006, 323 persons tested HIV positive, 20.20 per cent of the country s HIV positive population. 128 of these were men (12.40 per cent); 195 were women (25.30 per cent).