People [1]

People

Population 29,767,108 (2018)
Population Growth Rate 2.193 annual % (2018)
Age Dependency Ratio 68.534 % of working-age population (2018)
Urban Population 56.06 % of total (2018)
Infant Mortality Rate 34.9 per 1,000 live births (2018)
Life Expectancy at Birth 63.463 years (2017)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2018)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 13.526 billion kWh (2017) #93
Consumption 10.375 billion kWh (2017) #95
Exports 0.268 billion kWh (2017) #78
Imports 0.247 billion kWh (2017) #89
Renewable Electricity Generation 5.607 billion kWh (2017) #74

Oil

Ranking
Production 173.591 thousand bbl/day (2018) #38
Consumption 88 thousand bbl/day (2017) #83
Exports (Refined) [3] 98.7 thousand bbl/day (2013) #35
Imports (Refined) [3] 26.04 thousand bbl/day (2013) #63
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0.66 billion bbl (2019) #41

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 45.203 billion cu ft (2015) #67
Consumption (Dry) 43.502 billion cu ft (2017) #86
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 11.208 billion cu ft (2017) #67
Proved Reserves 0.8 trillion cu ft (2019) #71

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 10 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 38,305,078 (2016 est.)
Highways 109,515 km (2009)
Internet Users 9,328,018 (2016 est.)
Railways 947 km (2014)
Telephones 251,490 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

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 885 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