People [1]

People

Population 28,206,728 (2016)
Population Growth Rate 2.237 annual % (2016)
Age Dependency Ratio 72.608 % of working-age population (2016)
Urban Population 54.682 % of total (2016)
Infant Mortality Rate 41.2 per 1,000 live births (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth 62.742 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2016)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 12.605 billion kWh (2014) #92
Consumption 9.2 billion kWh (2014) #95
Exports 0.522 billion kWh (2014) #67
Renewable Electricity Generation 8.307 billion kWh (2014) #62

Oil

Ranking
Production 101 thousand bbl/day (2016) #46
Consumption 79 thousand bbl/day (2015) #83
Exports (Refined) [3] 98.7 thousand bbl/day (2013) #35
Imports (Refined) [3] 26.04 thousand bbl/day (2013) #63
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0.7 billion bbl (2017) #40

Natural Gas

Ranking
Consumption (Dry) 23 billion cu ft (2014) #91
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2014) #50
Imports (Dry) 21 billion cu ft (2014) #59
Proved Reserves 0.8 trillion cu ft (2017) #70

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 880 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/25/2017
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017