People [1]

People

Population 8,478,242 (2021)
Population Growth Rate 2.381 annual % (2021)
Age Dependency Ratio 76.181 % of working-age population (2021)
Urban Population 43.358 % of total (2021)
Infant Mortality Rate 44.4 per 1,000 live births (2020)
Life Expectancy at Birth 61.34 years (2020)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2021)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 0.52 billion kWh (2020) #162
Consumption 1.18 billion kWh (2019) #148
Exports 0.118 billion kWh (2019) #87
Imports 0.963 billion kWh (2019) #69
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.093 billion kWh (2020) #149

Oil

Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2021) #119
Consumption 10.05 thousand bbl/day (2019) #155
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2021) #99

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #97
Consumption (Dry) 3.44 billion cu ft (2021) #109
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2021) #58
Imports (Dry) 3.44 billion cu ft (2021) #78
Proved Reserves 0 trillion cu ft (2021) #100

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 8 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 6,144,507 (2018 est.)
Internet Users 877,310 (2016 est.)
Railways 568 km (2014)
Telephones 37,691 (2018 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: 11/6/2022
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 5/9/2020