Togo

Togo is formally known as the Togolese Republic and is part of West Africa with Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso as neighbours. This African country spreads south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital Lomé is situated.

Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. Togo is one of the smallest countries in all of Africa. The official language is French. The largest religious group in Togo are those with indigenous beliefs, and there are significant Christian and Muslim minorities. The many indigenous African languages spoken by Togolese include: Gbe languages such as Ewe, Kabiyé, Kotokoli, Aja, Akessele, Bassar, Losso, and a couple more. The climate is generally tropical additionally comprising of a dry climate.

Togo is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie and Economic Community of West African States. Togo’s culture reflects the influences of its various ethnic groups, the largest and most influential of which are the Ewe, Mina, Tem, Tchamba and Kabre.

Capital: Lomé
Dialling code: 228
Government: Republic
Population: 6.643 million
Official language: French Language