Togo

Togo, officially the République Togolaise or, in English, the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where the capital Lomé is located. Togo covers an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres (22,000 sq mi) with a population of approximately 6.7 million.

Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. The official language is French, with many other languages spoken in Togo, particularly those of the Gbe family. The largest religious group in Togo are those with indigenous beliefs, and there are significant Christian and Muslim minorities.

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Togo Country Information

Capital and largest city Lomé
6°7′N 1°13′E
Official languages French
Vernacular
languages

Gbe languagesa
Kotocoli
Kabiyé

Ethnic groups

99% African (37 tribes) b
1% othersc

Demonym Togolese
Government Republic
– President Faure Gnassingbé
– Prime Minister Gilbert Fossun Houngbo
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
– from France April 27, 1960
Area
– Total 56,785 km2 (125th)
21,925 sq mi
– Water (%) 4.2
Population
– 2009 estimate 6,619,000 (101std)
– Density 116.6/km2 (93rde)
301.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
– Total $6.415 billion
– Per capita $898
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
– Total $3.611 billion
– Per capita $505
HDI (2010) Increase 0.428 (low / 139th)
Currency CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Drives on the right
Calling code +228
ISO 3166 code TG
Internet TLD .tg