People [1]

People

Population 56,717,156 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 1.245 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 52.275 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 65.782 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 34.2 per 1,000 live births (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth 62.774 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 231 billion kWh (2015) #20
Consumption 209 billion kWh (2015) #20
Exports 15 billion kWh (2015) #13
Imports 13 billion kWh (2015) #18
Renewable Electricity Generation 5.6 billion kWh (2015) #76

Oil

Ranking
Production 132 thousand bbl/day (2017) #44
Consumption 662 thousand bbl/day (2015) #30
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 466.1 thousand bbl/day (2013) #21

Natural Gas

Ranking
Consumption (Dry) 173 billion cu ft (2015) #56
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #47
Imports (Dry) 134 billion cu ft (2015) #36

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 566 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 76,653,421 (2016 est.)
Highways 747,014 km (2014)
Internet Users 29,322,380 (2016 est.)
Railways 20,986 km (2014)
Telephones 3,562,982 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationSouthern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Total Area1,219,090 sq. km
Land Area1,214,470 sq. km
Water Area4,620 sq. km
Coastline2,798 km
Climatemostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Terrainvast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest Point Njesuthi 3,408 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/6/2018
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017