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 236.373 billion kWh (2017) #21
Consumption 208.311 billion kWh (2017) #21
Exports 15.201 billion kWh (2017) #14
Imports 8.568 billion kWh (2017) #28
Renewable Electricity Generation 9.559 billion kWh (2017) #60

Oil

Ranking
Production 110.098 thousand bbl/day (2018) #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 (2019) #83

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 41.319 billion cu ft (2015) #69
Consumption (Dry) 179.153 billion cu ft (2017) #60
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 147.052 billion cu ft (2017) #39

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