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
Climatethree climate zones including a hot tropical savanna with a short rainy season in the southern half, a tropical hot semi-arid steppe climate typical of the Sahel region in the northern half, and small area of hot desert in the very north of the country bordering the Sahara Desert
TerrainMostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in the west and southeast. Occupies an extensive plateau with savanna that is grassy in the north and gradually gives way to sparse forests in the south.
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