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■ Togo is a country in West Africa.

■The official name of the country is the Togolese Republic.

■It is bordered by Ghana 🇬🇭 to the west, Benin 🇧🇯 to the east and Burkina Faso 🇧🇫 to the north and the Gulf of Guinea 🇬🇳 to the south.

■ Togo 🇹🇬 means ‘house of sea’ in the Ewe language.

■The official language is French.

■As of 1 January 2017, the population of Togo was estimated to be 7,599,721 people.

■ Togo 🇹🇬 has a youthful population. 

■It is the 123rd largest country in the world in terms of land area with 56,785 square kilometers (21,925 square miles).

■Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country’s administrative and industrial center and its chief port.

■The Monument de L’Independance was built as a tribute to Togo’s independence from France on April 27, 1960.

■Togo 🇹🇬 is among the smallest countries in Africa, and enjoys one of the highest standards of living on the continent owing to its valuable phosphate deposits and a well-developed export sector based on agricultural products

■Togo 🇹🇬 has a rich history of religion. It has 29% Christians, 20% Muslims and 51% indigenous people.

■In Togo, there are about 40 different ethnic groups, the most numerous of which are the Ewe in the south who make up 32% of the population.

■Traditional healing methods are widely used in Togo. Each center has an herbalist. Medical treatments usually involve frequent visits to the house of Vodou and the local Fetish priest.

■ Gnassingbe Eyadema was the longest-serving president of Togo. He dièd in 2005. He served for thirty-eight years, after being the longest dictator to hold occupation in Africa, at the time of his death.

■ Cocoa, coffee, and cotton generate 20% of Togo’s export earnings.

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