Togo

Togo

Togo

Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a narrow country in West Africa bordering Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. The country extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lom is located.

Official Name: République Togolaise

Short Form: Togo

Country Calling Code: +228

Capital City: Lome

Other Cities: Atakpamé, Kpalimé, Sokodé, Kara.

Government Type: Republic.

Nationality: Togolese.

Population: 6.2 million (2010)

Ethnic Groups: Native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%.

Religions: Traditional African religions 51%, Christian 30%, Muslim 15%.

Languages: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north).

Natural Resources: Phosphates (main source of foreign exchange), limestone, marble, arable land.

Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava (tapioca), corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum; livestock; fish.

Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement; handicrafts, textiles, beverages.

Currency: CFA Franc (Communaute Financiere Africaine) (XOF)

Source: www.nationsonline.org/Africa; www.bbc.com/ Togo Profile; other.