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About LoméSatellite view is showing Lomé, the national capital of Togo. The city is located in the southwestern corner of the country at the border to neighboring Ghana, on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean).
In the late 19th century the coastal region became a German protectorate and at the end of the century the Germans laid out a new town at Lomé, then an Ewe village, to become the transportation hub and the capital of Togoland. They built three railways from Lomé to their bases at Anécho in east, Kpalimé in north west and to Sokodé in the northern hinterland.
Image: Willem Heerbaart
Today Lomé is Togo's largest city and the economic, administrative and industrial center of the country. It is the chief port of the nation. Lomé's port is situated to the east of the city.
Togo's capital has a population of more than 1 million people in its metropolitan area (including the surrounding Golfe prefecture). Official language is French.
Lomé points of interest
Image: Dominik Schwarz
Main attractions in the city are the Lomé Grand Market, Lomé's biggest marketplace, the Fetish Market (Marché des Féticheurs), when you're in need for some animal heads or voodoo charms, and the Village Artisanal that offers Togolese handicraft.
The Togo National Museum offers a collection of African art of the history and culture of Togo, it presents also cultural and artistic exhibits.
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur) from colonial times, the main church of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lomé. The Grande Mosquee of Lomé.
The Monument de l'Independance, the symbol of liberation of the Togolese people from the stranglehold of the French administration.
The city is home to the University of Lomé, the largest university in the country.
Just zoom in (+) and you will find yourself in the center of Togo's capital at the Monument de l'Independance.
The map shows a city map of Lomé with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Lomé-Tokoin Airport (IATA code: LFW), Togo's international airport, about 6 km (via N1) northeast of the city center.
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City Coordinates: 6°7′55″N 1°13′22″E
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