Togolese Republic


“Travail, Liberté, Patrie” (french)
“Work, Freedom, Homeland”


“Salut à toi, paix de nos aïeux” (french)
“Hail to thee, land of our forefathers” 


Capital: Lomé
Largest City:  Lomé
Total area: 56,785 sq km
Climate: tropical, hot, humid, semiarid
Natural resources: Phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land
Border countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana

People and Society

Population: 7,552,318
Demonym: Togolese
Languages: French (official), Ewe, Mina,Kabye, Dagomba
Ethnic groups: 37 tribes, largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre
Religions: Christian, Muslim, indigenous beliefs


Independence: 27 April 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)
Government type: Republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule
Chief of state: Faure GNASSINGBE (since 2005)


Currency: CFA franc
Exports: Cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa
Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural
processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages

Tourism and Attraction

Badou – Aklowa Falls
Koutammakou Landscape
The Natural Park of Fazao-Malfakassa
The Fetishes market
Tamberma castles

The World Factbook
Visiting Togo