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Togolese Republic

République togolaise (French)
Motto: "Travail, Liberté, Patrie"[1] (French)
"Work, Liberty, Homeland"
Anthem: "Terre de nos aïeux" (French)
(English: "Land of our ancestors")
Location of Togo (dark blue) in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Togo (dark blue)

in the African Union (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Lomé
6°8′N1°13′E / 6.133°N 1.217°E / 6.133; 1.217Coordinates: 6°8′N1°13′E / 6.133°N 1.217°E / 6.133; 1.217
Official languagesFrench
Recognised national languagesEwe • Kabiye
Ethnic groups
99% Ewe, Kabye, Tem, Gourma, and 33 other African groups
1% European, Indian & Syro-Lebanese[2]
Religion
Demonym(s)Togolese
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partypresidential republic
Faure Gnassingbé
Victoire Tomegah Dogbé
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from France
27 April 1960
Area
• Total
56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi) (123rd)
• Water (%)
4.2
Population
• 2020 estimate
8,608,444[2] (100th)
• 2010 census
6,191,155
• Density
125.9/km2 (326.1/sq mi) (93rde)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$14.919 billion
• Per capita
$1,821[4]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$5.592 billion
• Per capita
$682[4]
Gini (2011)Negative increase 46[5]
high
HDI (2018)Increase 0.513[6]
low · 167th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+228
ISO 3166 codeTG
Internet TLD.tg
  1. Such as Ewe, Mina and Aja.
  2. Largest are the Ewe, Mina, Kotokoli Tem and Kabyè.
  3. Mostly European, Indian & Syrian-Lebanese.
  4. Estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
  5. Rankings based on 2017 figures (CIA World Factbook – "Togo")

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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