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Lomé, wi an estimatit population o 737,751, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Togo. Locatit on the Gulf o Guinea, Lomé is the kintra's admeenistrative an industrial center an its chief port. The ceety exports coffee, cocoa, copra, an palm kernels. It an aa haes an oil refinery.

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The ceety wos foondit in the 18t century bi the Ewe fowk.

The ceety's population grew rapidly in the seciont hauf o the 20t century. The ceety haed approximately 30,000 indwallers in 1950: bi 1960 (the year Togo gained its unthirldom frae Fraunce) the population haed reached 80,000, increasin tae 200,000 bi 1970.

Syne 1975, investments grew bi 10% in the past year an haed been targetit for development. At the same time, railways, which hae an important role in servin the suburbs o the cety, deterioratit housomeivver.

Mercat gardenin aroond the ceety increased, spurred bi growin unemployment, rural migration an the demand for vegetables. Mercat gardenin, first extendit tae the north, is carried on mainly alang the beach (whose sand is vera salty), an plantin hedges provides protection.

The various studies o the land mercat o the ceety show that the auries are quite heterogeneous, combining opulent villas an modest hopsin, athoot social an spatial diveesion o the ceety. Ither problems increasingly experienced bi Lomé are relatit tae garbage collection, an the fecht against unhealthy urban livin conditions haes become a priority o the ceety an its indwallers.