|Map of Togo||View Larger Map|
Beverages, phosphate mining, textiles, cement and handicrafts are some of the revenue generating industries of Togo. The agricultural products such as cocoa, corn, cotton, coffee, sorghum and yams are grown in large numbers in Togo. Lome is the capital of Togo and French is the official language of the country.
Togo is also referred to as Togolese Republic. It is bordered by Ghana in the west, Burkina Faso in the north and Benin in the east. The total area of Togo is 56,785 square kilometers and its population is 6,019,877. French is the official language of Togo. French is the chief commercial language as well. Among the local languages spoken are Mina and Ewe, spoken in north, and Dagomba and Kabye spoken in south
Independence, Republic and GovernmentThe independence of Togo was achieved on 27th April 1960. It was placed in the trusteeship of the United Nations under the administration of French.
Culture and HeritageThe culture and heritage of Togo reflects the fact that it is a confluence of various ethnicities. 29 percent of Togolese people are Christians and 20 percent people follow Islam. The rest still practice indigenous religious beliefs. Sokey Edorh and Paul Ahyi are two of the major names in the world of Togo arts and culture. A few major musicians from this African nation are King Mensah, Jimi Hope and Bella Bellow.
TourismTourism of Togo allows one to come in touch with the spectacular sights of this country such as the Tatas of Nadoba. Some other popular destinations in Togo would be:
- Grand Marche
- National Museum at Lome
- Village Artisanal
- Pic d'Agou
- Vallee De Tambaerma
- Lake Togo