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Countries of the World: Togo
Resources about Togo including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Togo GDP (2009): $2.77 billion. Per capita income (2009): $900. Natural resources: Phosphates, limestone, marble. Agriculture (47% of 2009 GDP): Products--yams, cassava, corn, millet, sorghum, cocoa, coffee, rice, cotton. Industry (25% of 2008 GDP): Types--mining, manufacturing, construction, energy. Services: 27% of 2009 GDP. Trade: (2008): Exports--$782 million: phosphates, cocoa, coffee, cotton. Imports--$1.54 billion: consumer goods, including foodstuffs, fabrics, clothes, vehicles, equipment. Major partners--Ghana, France, Cote d'Ivoire, Germany, Nigeria, Canada, People's Republic of China, Benin.

Geography of Togo Area: 56,785 sq. km.; slightly smaller than West Virginia. Cities: Capital--Lome 1,008,000 (pop. 2007 est.). Other major cities--Sokodé 111,200; Kara 104,900; Atakpamé 77,300; Dapaong 53,600. Terrain: Savannah divided from a coastal plain by a range of low hills. Climate: Tropical.

Government of Togo Type: Republic. Independence: April 27, 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship). Constitution: Adopted 1992. Branches: Executive--president (chief of state); prime minister (head of government). Legislative--National Assembly. Judicial--Supreme Court. Subdivisions: 30 prefectures. Political parties: Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT); Union des Forces de Changement (UFC); Comite d'action pour le Renouveau (CAR), Pan-African Patriotic Convergence Party (CPP), Democratic Convention of the African People (CDPA). Suffrage: Universal adult. National holiday: Independence Day, April 27.

Map of Togo This Map of Togo shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Lome the capital of Togo. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Togo The Official Name of Togo is the Togolese Republic. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Togo Nationality: Noun and adjective (sing. and pl.)--Togolese. Population (2009 estimate, last actual census done in 1981): 6,031,808. Annual population growth rate (2006 estimate): 2.4%. Ethnic groups: Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Cotocoli, Moba, and others. Religions (est.): Animist 33%, Christian 47.1%, Muslim 13.7%, other 6.1%. Languages: French (official), local (Ewe, Mina, Kabye). Education: Attendance (2006)--74.6% of age group 6-11 enrolled. Literacy (2006)--male 70%, female 44%. Health: Life expectancy (2003)--male 51 yrs, female 55 yrs. Work force: (1999 est.) Total--2 million (43% of the total population); rural work force (est.)--1,350,000; urban work force (est.)--650,000.

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