Togo World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu


Togo This little country stretches right in between Benin and Ghana, into the luscious coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Even though the best known tourist vacation scapades are on or around the capital Lomé, you can still be adventurous and catch a glimpse of how the real Africa is if you go into the deep heart of the country and explore its folkloric villages. Togo has the potential of becoming an interesting eco-tourist destination in this part of the globe.

Area: 56.800 Km²
Population: 5.153.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 91 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Lomé (513.000 pop.)
Major cities: Sokodé 50.000 pop
Ethnic majority: Ewe 45%, Kabre 23%, Mina 6%, others 26%
Border countries: Ghana WEST, Burkina Faso NORTH, Benin EAST

Principal mountains: Mont Baumann 986 m
Principal rivers: Mono 450 Km
Principal lakes: Lac de Nangbéto
Principal islands: -
Climate: Equatorial

Language: French (official), Ewe, Kabre
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 13/1, 24/1, 27/4
Dialling code: 00228
GMT: 0

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