Togo is West African state that shares borders with Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Togo measures 54,385 square kilometres or slightly smaller than West Virginia. The country’s population is approximately 5.5 million and the capital city Lome lies along its Atlantic Coast.
Togo: Climate and Landscape
Togo’s terrain is diverse with a low coastal plain consisting of lagoons and marshland, hills in the center, plateaus in the South and rolling savannah in the North. The climate is tropical and is hot and humid in the South and North. Due to Togo’s length, it traverses six geographical regions with variations in climate from savannah to tropical.
Places to Visit in Togo
Togo is great place to visit and among the interesting location sis its capital city, Lome located along the coastline. Other interesting sites include; Agbodrafo an important location for ancient slave traders, Togoville one of the major spiritual places in Togo, enjoy the colonial architecture in Aneho midway between Lake Togo and the Sea among many other locations.
Togo: People and Language
The official language is French used also in commerce. In addition, there are several ethnic groups including the Ewe and Mina from the south and the Kabye and Dagomba from the North. The population is predominantly native African with another 1% comprising Europeans and Syrian-Lebanese.
Other Facts from Togo
Togo’s economy relies heavily on commercial and subsistence agriculture, which employs 65% of the nation’s labour force. Among the main crops grown in Togo, include cocoa, coffee, cotton, tapioca, rice, millet beans and corn. In terms of mineral resources, the country is endowed with marble, limestone and phosphates. Togo is the world’s fourth largest phosphate producer. The nation’s literacy rate is just above 60%.