Togo
English: Togo

Togolese Republic

République Togolaise
Coat of Arms
Motto: "Travail, Liberté, Patrie"  (French)
"Work, Liberty, Homeland"[1]
Anthem: Salut à toi, pays de nos aïeux  (French)
"Hail to thee, land of our forefathers"
Location of Togo within the African Union
Location of Togo within the African Union
Capital
and largest city
Lomé
Official languagesFrench
Vernacular languagesGbe languages such as Ewe, Mina and Aja; Kabiyé; and others.
Ethnic groups
African 99%
(37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre)
European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
Demonym(s)Togolese
GovernmentRepublic
• President
Faure Gnassingbé
• Prime Minister
Komi Sélom Klassou[2]
Independence
• from France
April 27, 1960
Area
• Total
56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi) (125th)
• Water (%)
4.2
Population
• 2016 estimate
7,497,000[3]
• Density
137.8/km2 (356.9/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2010 estimate
• Total
$5.795 billion[4]
• Per capita
$25,312[4]
GDP (nominal)2010 estimate
• Total
$2.94 billion[4]
• Per capita
$423[4]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.487
low · 166th
CurrencyCFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+228
ISO 3166 codeTG
Internet TLDCIA World Factbook – Togo
² Rankings based on 2005 figures (source unknown)
Map showing the location of Togo
Flag of Togo

Togo is a small country in West Africa. It is bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. The capital city Lomé is located along the Gulf of Guinea. In 2016, about 7.5 million people lived there.[3] The official language is French.

History

From the 11th century to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions: the Ewé from the east, and the Mina and Guin from the west; most of them settled in coastal areas. The Portuguese explored the area in the late 15th century. As Togoland, it became a protectorate of Germany in 1884. After World War I, Togo was ceded to the French. Togo gained independence from French rule in the 1960s. General Gnassingbé Eyadéma became the military leader in 1967. When Eyadéma died in 2005, his son, Faure Gnassingbe became president.

Other Languages
Acèh: Togo
адыгабзэ: Того
Afrikaans: Togo
Akan: Togo
Alemannisch: Togo
አማርኛ: ቶጎ
العربية: توغو
aragonés: Togo
arpetan: Togô
asturianu: Togu
azərbaycanca: Toqo
تۆرکجه: توقو
bamanankan: Togo
বাংলা: টোগো
Banjar: Togo
Bân-lâm-gú: Togo
башҡортса: Того
беларуская: Тога
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тога
भोजपुरी: टोगो
Bikol Central: Togo
български: Того
བོད་ཡིག: ཊོ་གོ
bosanski: Togo
brezhoneg: Togo
буряад: Того
català: Togo
Чӑвашла: Того
Cebuano: Togo
čeština: Togo
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Togo
chiShona: Togo
Cymraeg: Togo
dansk: Togo
davvisámegiella: Togo
Deitsch: Togo
Deutsch: Togo
ދިވެހިބަސް: ޓޯގޯ
dolnoserbski: Togo
डोटेली: टोगो
eesti: Togo
Ελληνικά: Τόγκο
English: Togo
español: Togo
Esperanto: Togolando
estremeñu: Togu
euskara: Togo
eʋegbe: Togo
فارسی: توگو
Fiji Hindi: Togo
føroyskt: Togo
français: Togo
Frysk: Togo
Fulfulde: Togo
Gaeilge: Tóga
Gaelg: Yn Togo
Gagauz: Togo
Gàidhlig: Tògo
galego: Togo
ગુજરાતી: ટોગો
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Togo
хальмг: Того Орн
한국어: 토고
Hausa: Togo
հայերեն: Տոգո
हिन्दी: टोगो
hornjoserbsce: Togo
hrvatski: Togo
Ido: Togo
Igbo: Togo
Ilokano: Togo
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: টোগো
Bahasa Indonesia: Togo
interlingua: Togo
Interlingue: Togo
Ирон: Того
isiZulu: ITogo
íslenska: Tógó
italiano: Togo
עברית: טוגו
Jawa: Togo
Kabɩyɛ: Togo
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಟೊಗೊ
Kapampangan: Togo
ქართული: ტოგო
қазақша: Того
kernowek: Togo
Kinyarwanda: Togo
Kiswahili: Togo
Kongo: Togo
Kreyòl ayisyen: Togo
kurdî: Togo
Кыргызча: Того
кырык мары: Того
Ladino: Togo
Latina: Togum
latviešu: Togo
Lëtzebuergesch: Togo
lietuvių: Togas
Ligure: Tògo
Limburgs: Togo
lingála: Togo
Lingua Franca Nova: Togo
Livvinkarjala: Togo
Luganda: Togo
lumbaart: Togo
magyar: Togo
македонски: Того
Malagasy: Togo
മലയാളം: ടോഗോ
Malti: Togo
मराठी: टोगो
მარგალური: ტოგო
مصرى: توجو
مازِرونی: توگو
Bahasa Melayu: Togo
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Togo
монгол: Того
မြန်မာဘာသာ: တိုဂိုနိုင်ငံ
Nāhuatl: Togo
Dorerin Naoero: Togo
Nederlands: Togo
Nedersaksies: Togo
नेपाली: टोगो
नेपाल भाषा: टोगो
日本語: トーゴ
нохчийн: Того
Nordfriisk: Toogo
Norfuk / Pitkern: Togo
norsk: Togo
norsk nynorsk: Togo
Novial: Togo
occitan: Tògo
Oromoo: Toogoo
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Togo
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਟੋਗੋ
पालि: टोगो
پنجابی: ٹوگو
Papiamentu: Togo
Patois: Tuogo
Piemontèis: Tògo
Plattdüütsch: Togo
polski: Togo
português: Togo
Qaraqalpaqsha: Togo
qırımtatarca: Togo
română: Togo
rumantsch: Togo
Runa Simi: Tugu
русский: Того
саха тыла: Того
Gagana Samoa: Togo
संस्कृतम्: टोगो
Sängö: Togö
sardu: Togo
Scots: Togo
Seeltersk: Togo
Sesotho: Togo
Sesotho sa Leboa: Togo
shqip: Togo
sicilianu: Togu
සිංහල: ටෝගෝ
سنڌي: ٽوگو
SiSwati: IThogo
slovenčina: Togo
slovenščina: Togo
ślůnski: Togo
Soomaaliga: Togo
کوردی: تۆگۆ
српски / srpski: Того
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Togo
Sunda: Togo
suomi: Togo
svenska: Togo
Tagalog: Togo
தமிழ்: டோகோ
Taqbaylit: Ṭugu
татарча/tatarça: Того
తెలుగు: టోగో
ትግርኛ: ቶጎ
тоҷикӣ: Того
Türkçe: Togo
Türkmençe: Togo
Twi: Togo
удмурт: Того
українська: Того
اردو: ٹوگو
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: توگو
Vahcuengh: Togo
vèneto: Togo
vepsän kel’: Togo
Tiếng Việt: Togo
Volapük: Togoän
Võro: Togo
文言: 多哥
Winaray: Togo
Wolof: Togóo
吴语: 多哥
Xitsonga: Togo
ייִדיש: טאגא
Yorùbá: Tógò
粵語: 多哥
Zazaki: Togo
žemaitėška: Togs
中文: 多哥