People [1]

People

Population 7,889,094 (2018)
Population Growth Rate 2.446 annual % (2018)
Age Dependency Ratio 79.224 % of working-age population (2018)
Urban Population 41.702 % of total (2018)
Infant Mortality Rate 47.4 per 1,000 live births (2018)
Life Expectancy at Birth 60.489 years (2017)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2018)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 0.233 billion kWh (2017) #173
Consumption 1.327 billion kWh (2017) #148
Exports 0 billion kWh (2017) #98
Imports 1.215 billion kWh (2017) #62
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.212 billion kWh (2017) #137

Oil

Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2018) #125
Consumption 15 thousand bbl/day (2017) #145
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2019) #98

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #97
Consumption (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #115
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #79
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2019) #99

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 8 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 5,505,424 (2016 est.)
Highways 11,652 km (2007)
Internet Users 877,310 (2016 est.)
Railways 568 km (2014)
Telephones 33,817 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana
Total Area56,785 sq. km
Land Area54,385 sq. km
Water Area2,400 sq. km
Coastline56 km
Climatetropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Terraingently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest Point Mont Agou 986 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 9/6/2019
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017