Togo, a West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages. Koutammakou, inhabited by the Batammariba people, is a traditional settlement of fortresslike clay huts dating to the 17th century. In the capital, Lomé, are the multistory Grand Marché bazaar and the Fetish Market, offering traditional talismans and remedies relating to the vodun (voodoo) religion.
Languages: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)
Ethnic Groups: African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
Belief Systems: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%Demographics: Population: 6.54 million people (World Rank: 107th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 312 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 95th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.06 %/yr (World Rank: 56th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 56.5 years (World Rank: 208th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 18.7 years (World Rank: 167th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Togo
University of Texas Library
Current News About Togo
in Washington D.C.
Togo Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Traveling to Togo
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com