People [1]

People

Population 57,779,622 (2018)
Population Growth Rate 1.358 annual % (2018)
Age Dependency Ratio 52.433 % of working-age population (2018)
Urban Population 66.355 % of total (2018)
Infant Mortality Rate 28.5 per 1,000 live births (2018)
Life Expectancy at Birth 63.857 years (2018)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2018)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 233.294 billion kWh (2019) #21
Consumption 210.304 billion kWh (2019) #22
Exports 14.482 billion kWh (2019) #15
Imports 7.823 billion kWh (2019) #31
Renewable Electricity Generation 12.952 billion kWh (2019) #56

Oil

Ranking
Production 109.517 thousand bbl/day (2019) #48
Consumption 619 thousand bbl/day (2017) #31
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 466.1 thousand bbl/day (2013) #21
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0.015 billion bbl (2020) #84

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 41.319 billion cu ft (2015) #69
Consumption (Dry) 168.785 billion cu ft (2018) #62
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2019) #57
Imports (Dry) 130.653 billion cu ft (2018) #40

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 407 (2020)
Cellular Telephones 92,427,958 (2018 est.)
Highways 750,000 km (2016)
Internet Users 29,322,380 (2016 est.)
Railways 20,986 km (2014)
Telephones 3,345,440 (2018 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: 9/6/2019
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 5/9/2020