People [1]

People

Population 7,797,694 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 2.484 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 79.921 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 40.965 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 50.7 per 1,000 live births (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth 60.232 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 0.1 billion kWh (2014) #180
Consumption 1.2 billion kWh (2015) #145
Exports 0 billion kWh (2015) #83
Imports 1.2 billion kWh (2015) #62
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.1 billion kWh (2014) #140

Oil

Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2017) #120
Consumption 14 thousand bbl/day (2015) #142
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2018) #70

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #76
Consumption (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #110
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #47
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #71
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2018) #92

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