People [1]

People

Population 31,732,128 (2021)
Population Growth Rate 2.099 annual % (2021)
Age Dependency Ratio 66.939 % of working-age population (2021)
Urban Population 57.985 % of total (2021)
Infant Mortality Rate 33 per 1,000 live births (2020)
Life Expectancy at Birth 64.347 years (2020)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2021)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 20.1 billion kWh (2020) #75
Consumption 13.108 billion kWh (2019) #85
Exports 1.801 billion kWh (2020) #53
Imports 0.058 billion kWh (2020) #110
Renewable Electricity Generation 7.284 billion kWh (2020) #73

Oil

Ranking
Production 186.36 thousand bbl/day (2021) #37
Consumption 103.18 thousand bbl/day (2020) #82
Exports (Refined) [3] 98.7 thousand bbl/day (2013) #35
Imports (Refined) [3] 26.04 thousand bbl/day (2013) #63
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0.66 billion bbl (2021) #42

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 45.203 billion cu ft (2015) #67
Consumption (Dry) 121.04 billion cu ft (2021) #70
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2021) #58
Imports (Dry) 17.9 billion cu ft (2021) #65
Proved Reserves 0.8 trillion cu ft (2021) #72

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 10 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 40,934,875 (2018 est.)
Highways 109,515 km (2009)
Internet Users 9,328,018 (2016 est.)
Railways 947 km (2014)
Telephones 278,379 (2018 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: 11/6/2022
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 5/9/2020