Togo facts
    Togo facts
    Name: Togolese Republic
    Capital: Lomé
    Largest city: Lomé
    Population: 8 million
    Currency: CFA franc (XOF)
    Official language: French
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Togo 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 its capital Lomé is located.



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    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 consists of those with indigenous beliefs, and there are significant Christian and Muslim minorities. Togo is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie and Economic Community of West African States.
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    From the 11th to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions. From the 16th century to the 18th century, the coastal region was a major trading center for Europeans in search of slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name "The Slave Coast". In 1884, Germany declared Togoland a protectorate. After World War I, rule over Togo was transferred to France. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960.
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    Togo's culture reflects the influences of its many ethnic groups, the largest and most influential of which are the Ewe, Mina, Tem, Tchamba and Kabre. Despite the influences of Christianity and Islam, over half of the people of Togo follow native animistic practices and beliefs. Ewe statuary is characterized by its famous statuettes which illustrate the worship of the ibeji. Sculptures and hunting trophies were used rather than the more ubiquitous African masks. The wood-carvers of Kloto are famous for their "chains of marriage": two characters are connected by rings drawn from only one piece of wood. The dyed fabric batiks of the artizanal center of Kloto represent stylized and colored scenes of ancient everyday life. The loincloths used in the ceremonies of the weavers of Assahoun are famous. Works of the painter Sokey Edorh are inspired by the immense arid extents, swept by the dry wind, and where the soil keeps the prints of the men and the animals. The plastics technician Paul Ahyi is internationally recognized today. He practiced the "zota", a kind of pyroengraving, and his monumental achievements decorate Lomé.
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    Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country's administrative and industrial center and its chief port.
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    Togo is a small West African nation. Togo means ‘house of sea’ in Ewe language. It borders the Bight of Benin in the south; Ghana lies to the west; Benin to the east; and to the north, Togo is bound by Burkina Faso. Togo lies mostly between latitudes 6° and 11°N, and longitudes 0° and 2°E. In the north the land is characterized by a gently rolling savanna in contrast to the center of the country, which is characterized by hills. The south of Togo is characterized by a savanna and woodland plateau which reaches to a coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes. The land size is 56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi), with an average population density of 98/km2 (253/sq mi).
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    This is a list of the extreme points of Togo, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location. Northernmost point – the tripoint with Ghana and Burkina Faso, Savanes Region Easternmost point – unnamed location on the border with Benin in the Mono river immediately west of the Beninese town of Grand-Popo, Maritime Region Southernmost point – the point at which the border with Ghana enters the Atlantic Ocean, Maritime Region Westernmost point - the tripoint with Ghana and Burkina Faso, Savanes Region
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    Top 10 cities of Togo (2015 est.)
    Lomé: 750,000
    Sokodé: 120,000
    Kara: 110,000
    Kpalimé: 100,000
    Atakpamé: 90,000
    Bassar: 70,000
    Tsévié: 60,000
    Aného: 50,000
    Mango: 40,000
    Dapaong: 35,000