Togo

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Togolese Republic
République Togolaise
Banner o Togo
Coat o airms o Togo
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto: "Travail, Liberté, Patrie"  (French)
"Wirk, Liberty, Hameland"
LocationTogo.svg
Offeecial leid French
Caipital Lomé
Lairgest ceety caipital
Govrenment

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Presidential republic

Preses Faure Gnassingbé


Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu

Area 56,785 km2
21,925 sq mi
Population 6,619,000
Foondin Frae Fraunce
27 Aprile 1960
Siller CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone GMT UTC+0
Naitional anthem Salut à toi, pays de nos aïeux  (French)
"Hail tae thee, land o oor forefaithers"
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .tg
Cawin code 228

Togo (/ˈtoʊɡoʊ/ ( listen)), kent offeecially as the Togolese Republic, , is a kintra in wast Africae bordered bi Ghana tae the west, Benin tae the east an Burkina Faso tae the north. It extends sooth tae the Gulf o Guinea, on which the caipital Lomé is locatit. Togo covers an aurie o approximately 57000 km2 (22,000 sq mi) wi a population o approximately 6.7 million. Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan naition, heichlie dependent on agricultur, wi a climate that provides guid growin saisons. While the offeecial leid is French, there are mony ither leids spoken in Togo, particularly those o the Gbe family. The lairgest releegious group in Togo are those wi indigenous beliefs, but there are significant Christian an Muslim minorities. Togo is a member o the Unitit Naitions, African Union, Organisation o the Islamic Conference, Sooth Atlantic Peace an Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie an Economic Community o Wast African States.

Frae the 11t tae the 16t century, various tribes entered the region frae aw directions. Frae the 16t century tae the 18t century, the coastal region wis a major tradin centre for Europeans in search o slaves, earnin Togo an the surroondin region the name "The Slave Coast". In 1884, Germany declared Togoland a protectorate. Efter Warld War I, rule ower Togo wis transferred tae Fraunce. Togo gained its independence frae Fraunce in 1960.[1] In 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadéma led a successful military coup, efter which he became preses. At the time o his daith in 2005, Eyadéma wis the langest-servin leader in modren African history, efter haein been preses for 38 years.[2] In 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbé wis electit preses.

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  1. According to the CIA world fact book on Togo: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/to.html
  2. "Obituary: Gnassingbe Eyadema". (2005, February 5). BBC News. Retrieved May 22, 2007.