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General Facts

Area: 56,785 km2 (21,925 sq miles)

Capital City: Lome

Population: 7,965,055 (2017 estimate)

Official Languages: French

Boarding Countries: Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin

Coastline: 56 km (34.8 miles)

Currency: West African Franc (XOF)

Government: Presidential Republic


Togo has a humid, tropical climate, but receives less rainfall than most of the other countries along the Gulf of Guinea. In the south there are two rainy seasons, from March to early July and in September and October. The heaviest rainfall occurs in the hills of the west, southwest, and center, where the precipitation averages about 150 cm (60 in) a year. North of the Togo Mountains there is one rainy season, lasting from April to August. Rainfall in this region averages 100 cm (40 in) a year. The coast gets the least rainfall, about 78 cm (31 in) annually. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are 30°c (86°f) and 23°c (73°f) at Lomé, on the southern coast, and 35°c (95°f) and 15°c (59°f) at Mango, in the north.


Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Lome (749,700)

2. Sokode (117,811)

3. Kara (104,207)

4. Atakpame (80,683)

5. Palime (75,084)

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