People [1]

People

Population 17,196,308 (2021)
Population Growth Rate 2.666 annual % (2021)
Age Dependency Ratio 83.203 % of working-age population (2021)
Urban Population 48.6 % of total (2021)
Infant Mortality Rate 28.9 per 1,000 live births (2020)
Life Expectancy at Birth 68.213 years (2020)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2021)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 4.96 billion kWh (2020) #118
Consumption 4.736 billion kWh (2019) #121
Exports 0 billion kWh (2019) #95
Imports 0.324 billion kWh (2019) #91
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.753 billion kWh (2020) #123

Oil

Ranking
Production -0.03 thousand bbl/day (2021) #189
Consumption 57.52 thousand bbl/day (2019) #97
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 17.24 thousand bbl/day (2013) #70
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2021) #99

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 2.19 billion cu ft (2015) #85
Consumption (Dry) 2.24 billion cu ft (2021) #114
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2021) #58
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2021) #86
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2021) #100

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 20 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 16,559,942 (2018 est.)
Highways 16,665 km (2017)
Internet Users 3,675,209 (2016 est.)
Railways 906 km (2017)
Telephones 302,243 (2018 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Total Area196,722 sq. km
Land Area192,530 sq. km
Water Area4,192 sq. km
Coastline531 km
Climatetropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind
Terraingenerally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest Point unnamed elevation 2.8 km southeast of Nepen Diaka 648 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