Official English Name: Togolese Republic
Official Local Name(s): République togolaise
Common English Name: Togo
Capital: Lomé

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Official Language(s)

French
Secondary Languages: Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Dagomba

Resources

Phosphates, Limestone, Marble, Arable land

Neighbors

Benin (East), Burkina Faso (North), Ghana (West)

Ethnic groups

Ewe (21.1%), Kabiye (14.7%), Watchi (10.6%), Gen (5.9%), Moba (5.4%)

People

Est. Population:

7,756,937

Demonym:

Togolese

Religions:

Christian (46.0%)
Indigenous (37.9%)
Muslim (15.8%)
Atheist (0.4%)

Largest City:

Lomé (1,859,000)

Other Cities:

Kara (106,500)
Sokodé (103,300)

Geography

Region:

Western Africa

Bodies of Water:

Gulf of Guinea (South)

Total Area:

56,785 km2 (95.8% land, 4.2% water)

Total Land:

1,647 km

Total Coastline:

56 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Gently rolling savanna in the north
Central hills
Southern plateau

Highest Point

Mont Agou (986 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts

Government

Type:

Presidential Republic

Heads of State:

President Faure Gnassingbé

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Komi Klassou

Admin. Divisions

5 Regions

Independence:

27 April 1960 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Kion

Nat'l Anthem:

Salut a toi, pays de nos aieux

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,500 (USD)

Currency

CFA (West African CFA Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = CFA (West African CFA Franc)560.82

Communication

Internet Code

.tg

Telephone Code

+228

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Cultural Notes

Folk music is very popular in Togo.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/to.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TO (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.stat-togo.org/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 23 December 2016