Togo is a narrow strip of land on Africa's west coast, and lies between Ghana and Benin.
Location & Area:
- Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana.
- It covers an area of 56,785 km2.
- April 27 (Independence Day).
- Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north.
- Gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes.
- 8,176,449 (July 2018 estimate).
- French (official, the language of commerce);
- Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south);
- Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye);
- Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north).
- Five equal horizontal bands of green (top and bottom) alternating with yellow; a white five-pointed star on a red square is in the upper hoist-side corner.
- CFA franc
- It is divided into 5 regions includes; Centrale, Kara, Maritime, Plateaux and Savanes.
- Latest adopted on September 27, 1992 and effective on October 14, 1992.
- Presidential Republic.
President of Togo:
- Faure Gnassingbé
- Phosphates, limestone, marble and arable land.
- Agriculture products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava (manioc, tapioca), corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum, livestock andfish.
- Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles and beverages.
- Main exports: Re-exports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa.
- Main imports: Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs and petroleum products.