STATISTICS

 

 

 

 

 

Urban-Rural Population by Country

 

Western Africa

urban

rural

total

% urban

 

92,051,000

138,208,000

230,259,000

40.0

Benin

2,774,000

3,672,000

6,446,000

43.0

Burkina Faso

1,999,000

9,857,000

11,856,000

16.9

Cape Verde

277,000

159,000

437,000

63.5

Côte D'Ivoire

7,197,000

9,151,000

16,349,000

44.0

Gambia

418,000

919,000

1,337,000

31.3

Ghana

7,177,000

12,556,000

19,734,000

36.4

Guinea

2,312,000

5,962,000

8,274,000

27.9

Guinea-Bissau

397,000

830,000

1,227,000

32.3

Liberia

1,414,000

1,694,000

3,108,000

45.5

Mali

3,606,000

8,072,000

11,677,000

30.9

Mauritania

1,624,000

1,123,000

2,747,000

59.1

Niger

2,366,000

8,861,000

11,227,000

21.1

Nigeria

52,539,000

64,390,000

116,929,000

44.9

Togo

1,579,000

3,078,000

4,657,000

33.9

Senegal

4,653,000

5,008,000

9,662,000

48.2

Sierra Leone

1,714,000

2,873,000

4,587,000

37.3

 

 

STATISTICS BY COUNTRY:

(www.cia.gov)

 

Mauritania

Population:

2,747,312 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  46.7%

male:  53.4%

female:  40% (1998 est.)

Internet users:

3,500 (2000)

 

Cape Verde

Population:

405,163 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  71.6%

male:  81.4%

female:  63.8% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

5,000 (2000)

 

Senegal

Population:

10,284,929 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  33.1%

male:  43%

female:  23.2% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

30,000 (2000)

 

Guinea Bissau

Population:

1,315,822 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  53.9%

male:  67.1%

female:  40.7% (1997 est.)

Internet users:

1,500 (2000)

 

Sierra Leone

Population:

5,426,618 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic

total population:  31.4%

male:  45.4%

female:  18.2% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

2,000 (2000)

 

Guinea

Population:

7,613,870 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  35.9%

male:  49.9%

female:  21.9% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

5,000 (2000)

 

Liberia

Population:

3,225,837 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  38.3%

male:  53.9%

female:  22.4% (1995 est.)

note:  these figures are increasing because of the improving school system

Internet users:

300 (2000)

 

Cote d’Ivoire

Population:

16,393,221

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  48.5%

male:  57%

female:  40%

Internet users:

20,000 (2000)

 

Ghana

Population:

19,894,014

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  64.5%

male:  75.9%

female:  53.5% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

20,000 (2000)

 

Togo

Population:

5,153,088

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  51.7%

male:  67%

female:  37% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

10,000 (2000)

 

Burkina Faso

Population:

12,272,289

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  19.2%

male:  29.5%

female:  9.2% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

4,000 (2000)

 

Mali

Population:

11,008,518 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  31%

male:  39.4%

female:  23.1% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

10,000 (2000)

 

Benin

Population:

6,590,782

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  37.5%

male:  52.2%

female:  23.6% (2000)

Internet users:

10,000 (2000)

 

Nigeria

Population:

126,635,626

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  57.1%

male:  67.3%

female:  47.3% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

100,000 (2000)

 

Niger

Population:

10,355,156 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  13.6%

male:  20.9%

female:  6.6% (1995 est.)

Internet users:

3,000 (2000)

 

The Gambia

Population:

1,411,205 (July 2001 est.)

Literacy:

definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  47.5%

male:  58.4%

female:  37.1% (2001 est.)

Internet users:

5,000 (2001)