People [1]

People

Population 24,294,750 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 2.496 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 83.035 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 50.326 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 64.2 per 1,000 live births (2017)
Life Expectancy at Birth 53.582 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 8.3 billion kWh (2015) #106
Consumption 5.7 billion kWh (2015) #112
Exports 0.9 billion kWh (2015) #59
Imports 0 billion kWh (2014) #98
Renewable Electricity Generation 1.4 billion kWh (2015) #104

Oil

Ranking
Production 55 thousand bbl/day (2017) #57
Consumption 45 thousand bbl/day (2015) #101
Exports (Refined) [3] 35.15 thousand bbl/day (2013) #46
Imports (Refined) [3] 74.96 thousand bbl/day (2013) #49
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0.1 billion bbl (2018) #62

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 76 billion cu ft (2015) #47
Consumption (Dry) 73 billion cu ft (2015) #79
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #47
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #71
Proved Reserves 1 trillion cu ft (2018) #65

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 27 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 27,451,250 (2016 est.)
Highways 81,996 km (2007)
Note: includes intercity and urban roads; another 20,000 km of dirt roads are in poor condition and 150,000 km of dirt roads are impassable
Internet Users 6,297,676 (2016 est.)
Telephones 289,108 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia
Total Area322,463 sq. km
Land Area318,003 sq. km
Water Area4,460 sq. km
Coastline515 km
Climatetropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October)
Terrainmostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest
Lowest PointGulf of Guinea 0 m
Highest Point Mont Nimba 1,752 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