Togo

Official nameTogolese Republic
Name in local languageTogo - République togolaise (fr)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 105e)7,352,781 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.42 % / year
Area56,600 km²
Density129.91 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 173e)4.813 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)617 $USD (2017)
GDP growth5.60 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)65.00 years (2016)
Birth rate33.30 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate4.38 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)6.90 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)43.70 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate84.29 % (2015)
Official languagesFrench (Ewe and Kabiyé are national languages)
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
HDI (ranking: 204e)0.503 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)41.78 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential republic (dictatorship in facts)
Head of StatePresident Faure Gnassingbé
National Day27 April (independence of 1960)
ISO CodesTG, TGO
DemonymTogolese
Tourists (ranking)496,000 people (2017)
Togo – petite

Togo is a country located in West Africa. It is one of the smallest African states, stretching about 700 kilometers from north to south with a width not exceeding 100 kilometers, bordered to the north by Burkina Faso, to the south by the Gulf of Guinea, to the east by Benin and to the west by Ghana.

Pirogue sur une plage de Lomé, Togo
Pirogue on a beach in Lomé, capitale of Togo
Lomé, capitale du Togo
Lomé, capitale of Togo
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Lomé2,133,579 inhabitants
Kara108,708 inhabitants
Sokodé104,708 inhabitants
Kpalimé84,984 inhabitants
Atakpamé77,284 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
RegionsPopulationArea
Centrale617,871 inhabitants13,317 km²
Kara769,940 inhabitants11,738 km²
Maritime2,599,955 inhabitants6,100 km²
Plateaux1,375,165 inhabitants16,975 km²
Savanes828,224 inhabitants8,470 km²
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See also