Togo - Togolese Republic (fr. République togolaise)

Country in West Africa bordering with Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. In the south of the country owns a small part of the Gulf of Guinea, where the capital Lomé is located. One of the smallest countries in West Africa. The country's name is derived from the settlement of Togo; in the local language Ewe, "to" - "water", "go" - "shore".

Many foreign tourists are attracted by the picturesque lagoon and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as enough variety of flora and fauna, cultural identity of indigenous peoples, excellent conditions for sport hunting on some species of wild animals. Togo was the first of West African States, which began to actively develop the tourism industry in the 1980s during the tourist boom in the country. State of political instability in the beginning of 1990s have a very negative impact on the inflow of tourists. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - tours, ecotourism, safari.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape

One of the smallest countries in West Africa - a long and narrow strip of land extended to the north of the Gulf of Guinea along the ancient trade route Tenkodogo- Lome. It shares borders with Burkina Faso to the north, on the east by Benin and Ghana to the west.

The country's territory is 56 785 km². 

The northern part of the country is occupied by plains, central part - a plateau with an average altitude of 200-400 meters above sea level in the south - the coastal plain with lagoons and low block mountains that cross the country from south-west to north-east. The highest point in Togo is Mount Agu - 987 meters, which is part of the mountain system Atakora.

Population: more than 7 million 155 thousand people.

CapitalLomé, with 835 thousand inhabitants.

Biggest cities: Lome.

Languages: French.

Religion: more than 50% profess indigenous cults, about 30% - are Christians, about 20% - Muslims. Christians include Roman Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals of the Assemblies of God, Seventh-day Adventists.

Time zoneUTC +1.

Calling code+228.

Currency: CFA Franc (XOF), consisting of 100 centimes, rate 1.00 USD ≅ 482.88 XOF, 1.00 EUR ≅ 656.09 XOF.

Credit card payment systemsVisa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: Togo