People [1]

People

Population 19,751,535 (2018)
Population Growth Rate 2.867 annual % (2018)
Age Dependency Ratio 89.952 % of working-age population (2018)
Urban Population 29.358 % of total (2018)
Infant Mortality Rate 49 per 1,000 live births (2018)
Life Expectancy at Birth 60.768 years (2017)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2018)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 1.116 billion kWh (2017) #146
Consumption 1.683 billion kWh (2017) #141
Exports 0 billion kWh (2017) #98
Imports 0.645 billion kWh (2017) #75
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.158 billion kWh (2017) #142

Oil

Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2018) #125
Consumption 22.514 thousand bbl/day (2017) #126
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2019) #98

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #97
Consumption (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #115
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #79
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2019) #99

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 23 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 15,404,040 (2016 est.)
Highways 15,272 km (2010)
Note: does not include urban roads
Internet Users 2,723,950 (2016 est.)
Railways 622 km (2014)
Telephones 64,000 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationWestern Africa, north of Ghana
Total Area274,200 sq. km
Land Area273,800 sq. km
Water Area400 sq. km
Coastline0 km
Climatetropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Terrainmostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast
Lowest PointMouhoun (Black Volta) River 200 m
Highest Point Tena Kourou 749 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 9/6/2019
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017