Official nameTogolese Republic
Name in local languageTogo - République togolaise (fr)
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 104e)8,067,378 inhabitants (2022)
Population growth2.30 % / year
Area56,530 km²
Density142.71 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 159e)7.575 billions $USD (2020)
GDP/capita (ranking)915 $USD (2020)
GDP growth1.80 % / year (2020)
Life expectancy (ranking)61.00 years (2020)
Birth rate33.30 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate4.38 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)10.60 ‰ (2021)
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)0.515 / 1 (2019)
EPI (ranking)41.78 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential republic (dictatorship in facts)
Head of StatePresident Faure Gnassingbé
National Day27 April (independence of 1960)
Tourists (ranking)573,000 people (2018)
Togo – small

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 (2022)
Urban areasPopulation
Lomé2,593,203 inhabitants
Kara120,142 inhabitants
Sokodé112,263 inhabitants
Kpalimé92,988 inhabitants
Atakpamé83,764 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Centrale768,100 inhabitants13,317 km²
Kara957,600 inhabitants11,738 km²
Maritime3,258,300 inhabitants6,100 km²
Plateaux1,705,300 inhabitants16,975 km²
Savanes1,017,100 inhabitants8,400 km²
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See also