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Capital: Lomé

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Faure Gnassingbé


  • Suffers from anemic economic growth and depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for a significant share of the labor force.
  • Among the world’s largest producers of phosphate.

Population: 7,965,055 (2017)

Land Size: 56,785 sq km (21,925 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Ewe
  • Mina
  • Kabre
  • European and Syrian-Lebanese: < 1%

  • Christian: 29%
  • Muslim: 20%
  • African Indigenous Religions: 51%


  • French (official)
  • Ewe and Mina
  • Kabye
  • Dagomba



  • Sun - Feb 10, 2019: Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters' League Table - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases] Addis Ababa -African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking.
  • Sat - Feb 9, 2019: Lassa Fever - WHO Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response.
  • Fri - Feb 8, 2019: Togo and IFAD Partnering for Improved Financial Services and Job Creation for Rural People - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] Over 50,000 vulnerable rural households in Togo will benefit from a US$35 million project that aims to spur inclusive rural economic growth and create employment opportunities in rural areas through a value chains approach, according to the details of a financing agreement signed today by government of Togo and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
  • Mon - Feb 4, 2019: Battle for U.S. Skies - Ethiopian Airlines Ups the Stakes - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [East African] Africa's leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has upped the competition for the US market, with this week's announcement that it will introduce three-times-a-week flights to the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, adding to its flights to the city's Newark International Airport.
  • Wed - Jan 30, 2019: Gambia's Automatic Nations Cup Chances Lowered After Togo Protest Ditched - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Foroyaa] Gambia's chances of a direct push to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations now lean precariously after CAF rejected a protest against Togo.