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Western Africa between Ghana to the west and Benin to the east, bordered in north by Burkina Faso it has a short coastline with palm-lined beaches and extensive lagoons and marshes on the Gulf of Guinea in south.
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The tropical country just north of the equator covers an area of 56,785 km², compared it is about the size of Croatia, or slightly smaller than West Virginia.
The country has a population of 7.1 million (in 2016), capital and largest city is Lomé, spoken languages are French (official) and Gbe languages, Kotocoli and Kabiyé.
Republic of Togo .:. République Togolaise
Togoland, of which modern Togo was formerly a part, was colonized by the Germans in 1894. The German occupation has been ended by a joint Anglo-French force early in World War I.
In 1960 French Togoland became Togo. But only in 2007, after years of military rule and political unrest, Togo held its first relatively free and fair legislative elections.
Related countries: Germany, France, United Kingdom
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Official Sites of TogoRépublique Togolaise
The official Portal of the Republic of Togo (in French and partly in English).
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Togo.
Directorate General of Statistics
Togo in numbers.
Embassy of Togo in Washington, D.C.
Official Representation of the Republic of Togo in the United States.
Honorarkonsulat der Republik Togo in Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland und Hessen
Togolese Honorary Consulate in Germany.
Diplomatic Missions of Togo
List of Diplomatic Missions of Togo Abroad.
Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Togo
List of Foreign Consulates and Embassies in Lomé, Togo.
Embassy of the United States of America Lome,Togo
Official site of the U.S. Embassy.
Map of Togo
Political map of Togo and surrounding countries with international borders,
region boundaries, region capitals, major cities and towns, main roads, railroads and airports.
Administrative Map of Togo
Map showing Togo's administrative divisions.
Google Earth Togo
Searchable map and satellite view of Togo.
Google Earth Lomé
Searchable map and satellite view of Togo's capital city.
Political Map of Africa
The 54 countries of Africa.
Map of Africa
A Relief Map of Africa.
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"Official" Togo news in English.
Union des Forces de Changement with news on Togo (in French).
Africatime with news and information on Togo (in French).
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Arts & Culture
Association Culturelle Zota
Togolese Group of singers, percussionists and dancers (in French).
Batir Le Togo
"Bâtir Le Togo", in English BUILD TOGO, is a organization created by members of the various student organizations and human rights advocacy groups that shaked the dictatorship in place in Togo, in the early nineties, and that set in motion the course of democratization in the country since then. (in French and English)
Business & Economy
Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Central Bank of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)
West African Economic and Monetary Union (in French)
IZF.net, le portail de la Zone Franc CFA
Information about business and investment in the African countries within the monetary system of the Franc Zone - CFA. (in French)
Jeune Chambre Internationale - JCI Lome Prestige
Organisation for young entrepreneurship in Togo (in French).
Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Togo
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo (in French)
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Togo - Country Guides
Office national togolais du tourisme
The National Togolese Office of Tourism, with country guide and information (in French and English).
Ville de Kpalimé
Site of the City of Kpalimé provides information on the city as well as on Togo (in French).
Mon Voyage au Benin et au Togo
Private site about travelling Benin and Togo with photos (in French).
American International School of Lome
Provides US-style educational program to the international community in Lome.
The British School of Lomé
Boarding and Day School British style.
Université de Lomé
Official website of the university (in French).
Environment & Nature
Environmental Impact of Iron Smelting in the Bassar Region of Togo
A deforestation problem in precolonial West Africa.
Togo Nature Environnement
NGO involved in development projects like reforestation and as well as education of the Togoles people about environment and development. (in French)
History of Togo
About Togo's history by National Togolese Tourism Office. (in French)
History of Togo
Wikipedia entry for History of Togo.
© National Togolese Tourism Office
Sources and additional Information on Togo
Africa South of Sahara (Karen Fung) Togo
BBC Country Profile: Togo
UN news about Togo.
Open Directory Project: Togo
The World Factbook -- Togo
Major Cities in West Africa
Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Bamako, Banjul, Bissau, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Freetown, Lagos, Lomé, Monrovia,
Niamey, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Porto-Novo, Praia, Sao Tome City, Yamoussoukro
Other Countries of Western Africa
Benin | Burkina Faso | Cape Verde | Côte d'Ivoire | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau
Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone
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