Facts about Togo
Official languages: French, Ewe, Hausa
Area: 56,785 km²
Population: 6.6 million residents
Population density: 116.00 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .tg
ISO codes: TG, TGO, 768
The telephone code for Togo is + 228
Togo is a state in West Africa, located on the Gulf of Guinea. See Togo Location on World Map. Until the First World War, the area of Togo was a German, then a French colony. The country was shaped for almost 40 years by the autocratic ruling President Gnassingbé Eyadéma. After his death, his son Faure Gnassingbé was appointed the new president in disregard of the constitution. International pressure and unrest in the country led to the return to constitutional conditions. Gnassingbé won the following elections, although the opposition and the European Union accuse him of massive electoral fraud. There are still several thousand refugees abroad.
Biggest Cities of Togo by Population
Togo is a small West African country with over 8 million people and the 109th largest economy in the world. The largest city in Togo is Lomé, with an estimated population of over 1 million people. It is the capital and the political, economic, cultural and educational center of Togo. Located on the coast of Gulf of Guinea, it offers a wide range of attractions for visitors such as markets like Grand Marche for experiencing local culture or parks like La Pagode de Lomé for recreation activities such as boating or jogging.
Kara is the second-largest city in Togo with around 100,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Burkina Faso’s border, it has become an important agricultural center with many industries based here such as cotton production and food processing. It also offers plenty of cultural attractions like Kara Museum or Fosse aux Lions which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like Parc des Grenouilles for outdoor activities like camping or hiking.
Sokodé is the third-largest city in Togo with around 70,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Benin’s border, it has become an important transportation hub due to its position on major highways connecting Lomé to other parts of Togo as well as neighbouring countries. Sokodé also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Grand Marché for experiencing local culture or Mount Agou National Park for outdoor activities such as trekking and wildlife watching.
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Togo is Lomé. The city has 760,000 inhabitants. Lomé was founded in the 18th century by the Ewe people, who mainly live in Togo and Ghana. At first Lomé was just a village, but from 1882 it developed into a trading center. In 1897 the German colonial administration moved its headquarters from Togoville to Lomé. In 1904 a jetty was opened, which brought shipping traffic to bloom. In the 1960s, a deep-water port was built at this point. Togo’s first railway line was also built from Lomé. This is how Lomé became the trading center of Togo and it is still today.