People [1]

People

Population 2,540,916 (2020)
Population Growth Rate 1.843 annual % (2020)
Age Dependency Ratio 67.861 % of working-age population (2020)
Urban Population 52.033 % of total (2020)
Infant Mortality Rate 30.7 per 1,000 live births (2019)
Life Expectancy at Birth 63.708 years (2019)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2020)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 1.183 billion kWh (2018) #143
Consumption 4.184 billion kWh (2018) #124
Exports 0.114 billion kWh (2018) #84
Imports 3.449 billion kWh (2018) #42
Renewable Electricity Generation 1.164 billion kWh (2018) #111

Oil

Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2020) #121
Consumption 26.28 thousand bbl/day (2018) #123
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2021) #99

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #97
Consumption (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2020) #119
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2020) #57
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2020) #85
Proved Reserves 2.2 trillion cu ft (2021) #59

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 112 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 2,759,293 (2018 est.)
Highways 48,875 km (2018)
Internet Users 756,118 (2016 est.)
Railways 2,628 km (2014)
Telephones 154,816 (2018 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationSouthern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa
Total Area824,292 sq. km
Land Area823,290 sq. km
Water Area1,002 sq. km
Coastline1,572 km
Climatedesert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
Terrainmostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest Point Konigstein on Brandberg 2,573 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 10/3/2021
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 5/9/2020