Africa

Togo profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Villagers in Tamberma Valley
The people of Togo's Tamberma Valley live in fortified villages founded in the 17th Century
  • Full name: Togolese Republic
  • Population: 6.3 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Lome
  • Area: 56,785 sq km (21,925 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French (official), local languages
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 56 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Cocoa, phosphates, coffee, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $570 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tg
  • International dialling code: +228