People [1]

People

Population 19,193,382 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 2.891 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 90.803 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 28.743 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 51.2 per 1,000 live births (2017)
Life Expectancy at Birth 60.361 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 1 billion kWh (2016) #142
Consumption 1.6 billion kWh (2016) #141
Exports 0 billion kWh (2016) #85
Imports 0.6 billion kWh (2016) #80
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.2 billion kWh (2016) #135

Oil

Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2017) #126
Consumption 23 thousand bbl/day (2016) #123
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2018) #70

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #97
Consumption (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #114
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #78
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2018) #92

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: 7/6/2018
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017