Togolese Profile
Togolese Profile

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.

Capital:

  • Lome

National Day:

  • April 27 (Independence Day).

Climate:

  • Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north.

Terrain:

  • Gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes.

Population:

  • 8,176,449 (July 2018 estimate).

Languages:

  • 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).

Flag:

  • 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.

Currency:

  • CFA franc

Administrative divisions:

  • It is divided into 5 regions includes; Centrale, Kara, Maritime, Plateaux and Savanes.

Constitution:

  • Latest adopted on September 27, 1992 and effective on October 14, 1992.

Regime:

  • Presidential Republic.

President of Togo:

  • Faure Gnassingbé

Natural resources:

  • Phosphates, limestone, marble and arable land.

Economy:

  • 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.