Togo, twice the size of Maryland, is on the south coast of West Africa bordering on Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Benin to the east. The Gulf of Guinea coastline, only 32 mi long (51 km), is low and sandy. The only port is at Lomé. The Togo hills traverse the central section.
Lome – 799 000 people
all city from Togo
Country lead by
President: Faure Gnassingbe (2005)
Prime Minister: Yawovi Agboyibo (2006)
5,548,702 (growth rate: 2.7%); birth rate: 37.0/1000; infant mortality rate: 60.6/1000; life expectancy: 57.4; density per sq mi: 264
21,000 sq mi (54,390 sq km); total area: 21,925 sq mi (56,785 sq km)
French (official, commerce); Ewé, Mina (south); Kabyé, Dagomba (north); and many dialects
native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
Indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Islam 20%
Railways: total: 525 km (2002). Highways: total: 7,520 km; paved: 2,376 km; unpaved: 5,144 km (1999 est.). Waterways: 50 km Mono river. Ports and harbors: Kpeme, Lome. Airports: 9 (2002).