Togo Profile

Togo Profile

Togo, on the south coast of West Africa is bordered by Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Benin to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

Togo has a total land area of 56,785 km² with a 56 km coastline. 54,385 km² consist of land and 2,400 km² of water cover.Togo is one of the smallest countries in all of Africa.It has a population of about 7.2 million people according to 2013 population estimates.

Togo has a humid, tropical climate though it receives less rainfall than most of the other countries along the Gulf of Guinea. Average temperatures vary from 27° C on the coast to about 30° C in the northernmost regions.

The country depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for a significant share of the labor force. Cocoa, coffee, and cotton generate about 40% of export earnings with cotton being the most important cash crop.

French is the official language of Togo.

General information about Togo has been summarized to include the following

Background and geography of Togo
Vision of Togo 2030
Economy of Togo
Membership of regional and international organizations
Population and health of Togo
Transport System in Lomé Togo

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