Togo or as its official name Republic of Togo, is a country in the western part of the African continent. Burkina Faso, Benin and Ghana are the border neighbors of the country. Togo is neighboring Benin, Burkina Faso by the land and Ghana by sea . The country's capital is Lomé.
Cities of Togo
Togo’s Area Code: +228
Togo’s Currency: CFA Franc.
Lome, Kara ’
The economy of Togo is mainly based on agriculture and 78% of the people are engaged in agriculture. Agriculture accounts for approximately 50% of gross national product and 70% of exports. All over the country are grown crops by small farmer families. The main export plants of the country are coffee, palm products, palm oil extract, cocoa and cotton. Other important trade plants are great coconuts and peanuts. Food plants are grown in Togo as sweet potatoes, cassava, potatoes and rice.
The manufacturing industry forms a small part of the Togo economy. Textile and footwear industry has developed in the country. It buys machines, foodstuffs, building materials, chemicals and paper products.
Togo does most of the foreign trade with France. Other major trading countries are United Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Products exported by Togo
Gold, Cement, Refined Petroleum, Calcium Phosphates and Crude Oil.
Togo's Imports Products
Refined Oil, Motorcycles, Crude Oil, Non-Woven Women Suits and Light Pure Woven Cotton.
The countries that Togo exports to
United Arab Emirates, Benin, Lebanon, India and Burkina Faso.
Imports from Togo
China, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, India and France
Living Nations in Togo
The majority of the Togo population constitute West African Negroes. There are about eighteen ethnic groups in the country. The most important of these is Ewe, who is living in one third of the southern half of the country and constitutes 20% of the population. Other important ethnic groups are Aloposo, Ana, Mina, Kabye, Masari, Konkomba and Kabrai.
Languages spoken in Togo
Official language is French.