General Information about Togo
Togo is located in west Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Benin to the east and the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Togo has a population of 5,701,579 with over half of this population following indigenous beliefs. French is the official language of Togo but there are a few African languages that are also commonly spoken.
There are 37 major African tribes in Togo which account for 99% of Togo's African ethnicity. The capital city of Togo is Lome which is situated on the Bight of Benin in the Gulf Of Guinea and is home to around 700,000 people. The city of Lome has many tourist attractions such as beautiful beaches, the Grand Market, the Fetish (Voodoo) Market, and the Lome Cathedral. Grand MarchÃ© is also here and is noisy and crowded, giving a real Togolese experience.
Find Out About The Climate In Togo
The climate of Togo is typically tropical with two seasons each year. The best months to visit Togo is August and September and November through to April as these are the driest months. The wet seasons occur from May through to July as well as late September and October. The coastal regions receive less rain each year than the mountainous regions in the west, south west, and the centre where annual averages sits around 60 inches. Togo experiences annual average temperatures of 25-30 degrees with lows of 18 degrees.
Geographical Information On Togo
Togo which was originally a French colony announced their independence on the 1 August 1960 and is also referred to as the Republic of Benin. Togo has a coastline of only 121 kilometres and a total area of 112,620 square metres. The higest point in Togo is Mount Sokbaro which measures over 658 metres and extends along the border of Benin. Togo's countryside has some low mountains and hills but is mostly flat with undulating plains.
Learn About The Economy In Togo
Togo has many natural resouces that contribute to its economy but one of the most popular one is phosphate and is also the worlds fourth largest producer. The agricultural industy is a huge support to the economy contributing over 30 percent of the economy and employing over 65 percent of the workforce. Cotton is the largest cash earner for Togo closely followed by coffee and cocoa exports. Togo has approximately 30 percent of the population living under the poverty line and received economic aid of $86.71 million back in 2005. The official currency of Togo is the Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc. r
Apartments in Togo
|* Adido Gomé Apartments||* Baguida Apartments||* Lomé Apartments|
Attractions, Activities and Tours in Togo
|* Lome Attractions|
Guesthouses in Togo
|* Lomé Guesthouses|
Hotels in Togo
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