African ChangeMakers Initiative.
Togo Chapter Home: http://africanchangemakers.org/togo/
President Email: email@example.com
Togo Chapter Executives.
|Agbodjinou Amah Sena
|Eklou Armand A.
Official Name: République Togolaise
short form: Togo Int’l long form: Republic of Togo
Int’l short form: Togo Formerly: French Togoland
ISO Country Code: tg, tgo
Time: Local Time = UTC No UTC/GMT offset
Country Calling Code: +228
Capital City: Lomé
Atakpamé, Kpalimé, Sokodé, Kara.
Type: Republic since years under transition to multiparty democratic rule.
Location: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana.
Area: 56,785 km² (21,925 sq miles).
Terrain: Gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes.
Climate: Tropical; hot throughout the year, humid in south; semiarid in north.
Population: 7.1 million (2016)
Ethnic Groups: native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%.
Religions: traditional African religions 51%, Christian 30%, Muslim 15%.
Languages: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north).
Literacy: male: 75.4%, female: 46.9%
Natural Resources: Phosphates (main source of foreign exchange), limestone, marble, arable land.
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava (tapioca), corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum; livestock; fish.
Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement; handicrafts, textiles, beverages.
Exports – Commodities: re-exports, cocoa, gold powder, cotton, phosphates, coffee.
Exports partners: India 14.6%, Burkina Faso 11.3%, China 11.3%, Benin 9.6%, Ghana 9%, Lebanon 8.3%, Nigeria 6.1%, Niger 5.9% (2015)
Imports – commodities: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products.
Imports partners: China 22.9%, Belgium 20.3%, Netherlands 11.9%, France 6.6%, India 4.8%, Singapore 4.4% (2015)
Currency: CFA Franc (Communaute Financiere Africaine) (XOF)