Togo Country Facts

Togo Country Facts
Official Name: Togolese Republic

Alternate Names: Togo

Togo FlagFormer Names: French Togoland

Capital City: Lomé

Flag: The flag of Togo has five equal horizontal bands of green alternating with yellow with a white five-pointed star on a red square in the upper corner.

Date of Independence: April 27, 1960 from France

National Anthem: "Hail to thee, land of our forefathers"

Population: 6,019,877

Togo MapSize/Area: 56,785 sq km, slightly smaller than West Virginia.

Land Locked: No

Coastline: 56 km

Bordering Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana

Administrative Divisions: Togo is divided into 5 regions - Savanes, Kara, Centrale, Plateaux and Maritime. These regions are subdivided into 30 prefectures and 1 commune.

Major Cities: Atakpamé, Kara, Kpalimé, Lomé, Sokodé

Languages: French (official), Ewe, Mina, Aja, Kotokoli, Akessele, Bassar, Losso Kabiyé, Dagomba

Religions: Christian, Muslim, indigenous beliefs

Major Holidays: New Year's Day, Mediation (Liberation) Day (Jan 13), Easter, Mouloud, National (Independence) Day (Apr 27), Labour Day (May 1), Whit Monday (May or June), Day of the Martyrs (June 21), Assumption, Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lomé (Sept 24), Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), All Saints' Day (Nov 1), Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice), Christmas

Currency: CFA Franc

Currency Code: XOF

Highest Point: Mont Agou at 986 m

Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean

Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean

Climate: Togo has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid in south and semiarid in the north.

Major Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages

Major Agricultural Products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava (tapioca), corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum, livestock, fish

Natural Resources: Phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land

Time Zone: UTC 0

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