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Togolese Republic
République Togolaise
   Togo is bounded to the south by the Gulf of Guinea and has a rather particular shape, very elongated (almost 600 kilometers north-south extension) and narrow between Ghana and Benin, with a maximum width of just 120-140 kilometers. The territory rises as you move away from the sea, but without exceeding 1,000 meters above sea level; the economy is based on agriculture which employs about 70% of the workforce.
Government type Presidential republic
Area 56,785 km² (21,925 sq mi)
Population 8,095,000 inh. (2022 census)
Population density 143 inh/km² (369 inh/mi²)
Capital Lomé (1,350,000 pop., 2,572,000 urban aggl.)
Currency West African CFA franc
Human development index 0.539 (162nd place)
Languages French (official), regional languages
Life expectancy M 62 years, F 67 years
Location in Africa


Ghana WEST
Burkina Faso NORTH
Benin EAST
Atlantic Ocean SOUTH


Largest cities
Lomé 1,350,000 pop., 2,572,000 urban aggl.
Kara 121,000 pop.
Sokodé 114,000 pop.
Highest mountains
Mount Agou 986 m (3,235 ft)
Longest rivers
Oti 520 km (323 mi) total, with sections in Burkina Faso and Ghana
Mono 400 km (249 mi)
Largest lakes
Lake Togo 64 km² (25 sq mi)


   Togo is administratively divided into 5 regions, with Plateaux being the largest, while Maritime, despite being the smallest in area, is by far the most populated, with over 3 million inhabitants.

   At the last census, excluding Lomé, no city exceeded one hundred thousand inhabitants, with Sokodé and Kara however very close to this threshold; the distribution of the major urban centers is fairly well balanced between the various regions, as can be seen in the second map.