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Lomé
Ceety
Panoramic view o Lomé
Panoramic view o Lomé
Lomé is located in Togo
Lomé
Lomé
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
Region Maritime Region
Prefectur Golfe
Commune Lomé
Government
 • Mayor Aouissi Lodé
Area
 • Ceety 90 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Metro 280 km2 (110 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Ceety 837,437
 • Density 9,305/km2 (24,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,477,660
 • Metro density 5,608/km2 (14,520/sq mi)
Time zone UTC
Website www.togoport.tg

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.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 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 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.