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___ Satellite View and Map of Togo (République Togolaise)
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About TogoSatellite view is showing Togo, a narrow strip of land 550 km long and 110 km wide located on the south side of West Africa between Ghana and Benin, bordering Burkina Faso in north and it has a nice 50 km long coastline at the Bight of Benin (Gulf of Guinea, Atlantic Ocean) in south.
From the late 15th until the 18th century, the territory along the Bight of Benin was a key area in the African slave trade, it was then known as the Slave Coast. In the early 20th century the region became the German colony of Togoland, during World War I the territory was invaded by British and French troops and after WW I split between the two nations. Togo became independent from France in 1960.
With an area of 56,785 km², Togo is among the smaller countries in Africa, compared it is about the size of Croatia or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia.
Togo has a population of 7.14 million people (in 2016) from about 40 different ethnic groups, the most numerous are Ewe, Tem, Tchamba, and Kabye people. Spoken languages are French (official), Ewe and Kabye are considered national languages, Mina, an Ewe dialect acts as the lingua franca; Dagomba in the north.
Image: Dominique Sewane
The country has a high percentage of people with indigenous beliefs (more than 50%), Vodun (Voodoo) is practiced in southern and central Togo, many varieties of Christianity, Islam in the north.
Primate city, chief port and national capital is Lomé in the south of the country. Other urban ceters are Sokodé, in the Tchaoudjo region, an important market place for the surrounding areas. Kara, in north, an agricultural center for coffee, cocoa and cotton. Kpalimé in the south near the border to Ghana, it is Togo's main town for crafts, and a popular tourist destination.
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