Lomé City

Lomé City

Location
Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo on the extreme south west of Togo, up against the Ghanaian border. It is situated on the Gulf of Guinea. Lomé is the country’s administrative and industrial center and its chief port.

History of Lomé
Lomé was founded in the 18th century by the Ewe people. In 1882, Bey Beach became a major trading centre with the arrival of Chico and Octaviano Olympio as agents for the British trading firm, A. and F. Swanzy. Bey Beach became the capital of Togo when the German rulers transferred capital status from Aneho in 1897. The city then grew quickly until it came under French control in 1919. A year after the country’s independence in 1960, Lome was confirmed as the capital of Togo.

Population
Lomé City has a population of about 1.7 million people.
Attractions in Lomé
• Koutammakou
• Togo National Museum
• Lomé Grand Market
• Marché des Féticheurs
• Robinson-Plage beach
• Coco Beach
• Place de l’Independence
• Palais du Congrés