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Panoramic view o Lomé
Panoramic view o Lomé
Lomé is located in Togo
Location in Togo
Coordinates: 6°7′55″N 1°13′22″E / 6.13194°N 1.22278°E / 6.13194; 1.22278Coordinates: 6°7′55″N 1°13′22″E / 6.13194°N 1.22278°E / 6.13194; 1.22278
Kintra Togo
RegionMaritime Region
 • MayorAouissi Lodé
 • Ceety90 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Metro
280 km2 (110 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Ceety837,437
 • Density9305/km2 (24,100/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density5608/km2 (14,520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC

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 centre an its chief port. The ceety exports coffee, cocoa, copra, an palm kernels. It an aa haes an oil refinery.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety wis 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 ceety, 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 saund is vera salty), an plantin hedges provides pertection.

The various studies o the land mercat o the ceety shaw that the auries are quite heterogeneous, combinin 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 acome a priority o the ceety an its indwallers.