Ghana: Statistics

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People  Source: The World Bank
Population 26,786,598 (2014)
Population Growth Rate 2.35 annual % (2014)
Age Dependency Ratio 73.434 % of working-age population (2014)
Urban Population 53.392 % of total (2014)
Infant Mortality Rate 42.8 per 1,000 live births (2015)
Life Expectancy at Birth 61.312 years (2014)
Age distribution - % of total population (2014);
Energy Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
    Production 11,706,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Consumption 8,521,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Exports 667,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Imports 128,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Renewable Electricity Generation 7,990,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Production 99,187.19 bbl/day (2013)
    Consumption 66,570 bbl/day (2013)
    Exports (Refined) 9,977.07 bbl/day (2010)
    Imports (Refined) 37,241.1 bbl/day (2010)
    Proved Reserves (Crude) 660,000,000 bbl (2015)
    Production (Gross) 19,423,250,000 cu ft (2012)
    Consumption (Dry) 21,718,730,000 cu ft (2012)
    Exports (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Imports (Dry) 21,718,730,000 cu ft (2012)
    Proved Reserves 800,000,000,000 cu ft (2015)
Technology & Infrastructure  Source: CIA World Factbook
Airports 10 (2012 )
Cellular Telephones 21,166,000 (2011 )
Highways 62,221 km (2006 )
Internet Hosts 59,086 (2012 )
Internet Users 1,297,000 (2009 )
Railways 947 km (2009 )
Telephones 284,700 (2011 )
Geography & Environment Source: CIA World Factbook
LocationWestern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Total Area238,533 sq. km
Land Area227,533 sq. km
Water Area11,000 sq. km
Coastline539 km
Climatetropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north
Terrainmostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest Point Mount Afadjato 880 m

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