People [1]

People

Population 29,767,108 (2018)
Population Growth Rate 2.193 annual % (2018)
Age Dependency Ratio 72.136 % of working-age population (2017)
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 (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 13 billion kWh (2016) #89
Consumption 9.4 billion kWh (2016) #97
Exports 0.6 billion kWh (2016) #66
Imports 0.5 billion kWh (2016) #81
Renewable Electricity Generation 5.5 billion kWh (2016) #77

Oil

Ranking
Production 152 thousand bbl/day (2017) #38
Consumption 88 thousand bbl/day (2016) #82
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 (2018) #40

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 45 billion cu ft (2015) #67
Consumption (Dry) 44 billion cu ft (2017) #86
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 11 billion cu ft (2017) #67
Proved Reserves 0.8 trillion cu ft (2018) #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: 9/6/2019
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017