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About Togo in detail
Where is Togo?
Togo, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 6 07 N 1 13 E otherwise in Africa, in Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana.
What is the capital city of Togo?
The capital city of Togo is: Lome.
What is the time in Lome?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Lome is: UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for Togo?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Togo is: .tg
What is the size of Togo?
The territory of Togo is total: 56,785 sq km; land: 54,385 sq km, water: 2,400 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Togo is slightly smaller than West Virginia.
If we would like to walk around and discover Togo, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,880 km.
What is the water coverage of Togo?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Togo is covered by water (see below), and this includes 56 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Togo?
The climate of Togo is tropical: hot, humid in south: semiarid in north.
Geographical data of Togo
The elevation of Togo; mean elevation: 236 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mont Agou 986 m.
The typical geographical details of Togo include gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Togo is the country's length allows it to stretch through six distinct geographic regions; climate varies from tropical to savanna.
Resources and land use of Togo
The country’s main mined products are phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 67.4%; arable land 45.2%; permanent crops 3.8%; permanent pasture 18.4%; forest: 4.9%; other: 27.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Togo
The number of inhabitants of Togo is 7,756,937 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 40% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Togo is concentrated in LOME (capital) 956,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Togo
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%.
Spoken languages in Togo
The spoken languages in Togo are the following: French (official language, the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north).
What are the most important religions in Togo?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%.
Further population data of Togo
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 40.44% (male 1,573,363 / female 1,563,267) 15-24 years: 19.34% (male 749,002 / female 751,571) 25-54 years: 32.58% (male 1,255,524 / female 1,271,804) 55-64 years: 4.27% (male 156,249 / female 175,089) 65 years and over: 3.37% (male 112,845 / female 148,223) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Togo is 2.66% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Togo the birth rate is 33.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Togo the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Togo, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Togo are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Togo
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; This small, sub-Saharan economy depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for a significant share of the labor force. Some basic foodstuffs must still be imported. Cocoa, coffee, and cotton generate about 40The government's decade-long effort, supported by the World Bank and the IMF, to implement economic reform measures, encourage foreign investment, and bring revenues in line with expenditures has moved slowly. Togo completed its IMF Extended Credit FaciliTogo’s 2016 economic growth remained steady at 5.3%, largely driven by infusions of foreign aid, infrastructure investment in the port and mineral sectors, and improvements in the business climate. Foreign direct investment inflows have slowed in recent y.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Togo is $4.52 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Togo is 5.3% (2016 estimate) 5.4% (2015 estimate) 5.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Togo this is $1,500 (2016 estimate) $1,500 (2015 estimate) $1,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Togo produces?
The main agricultural products of Togo are coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava (manioc, tapioca), corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum; livestock; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages.
Drinking water source in Togo
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 91.4% of population, rural: 44.2% of population, total: 63.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 8.6% of population, rural: 55.8% of population, total: 36.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Togo
In Togo the average number of childbirth is 4.43 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Togo
The average age of the population is total: 19.7 years; male: 19.4 years, female: 20 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Togo it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Togo is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Togo. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Togo a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Togo
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Togo density of the hospital beds is 0.7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Togo the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow feverrespiratory disease: meningococcal meningitiswater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Togo the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Togo is 6.4% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Togo? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Togo are hot, dry harmattan wind can reduce visibility in north during winter; periodic droughts.
More interesting facts about Togo
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has been in power almost continually since 1967 and its successor, the Union for the Republic, maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Togo: 27 April 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship).
The flag and other symbols of Togo
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, five equal horizontal bands of green (top and bottom) alternating with yellow; a white five-pointed star on a red square is in the upper hoist-side corner; the five horizontal stripes stand for the five different regions of the country; the red square is meant to express the loyalty and patriotism of the people; green symbolizes hope, fertility, and agriculture; yellow represents mineral wealth and faith that hard work and strength will bring prosperity; the star symbolizes life, purity, peace, dignity, and Togo's independence. Note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Togo: lion; national colors: green, yellow, red, white.
Constitution of Togo
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Togo?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Togo is customary law system.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Togo, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (91 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 25 July 2013 (next to be held in 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - UNIR 46.7%, CST 28.9%, Rainbow Alliance 10.8%, UFC 7.7%, independent 0.8%, other 5.1%; seats by party - UNIR 62, CST 19, Rainbow Alliance 6, UFC 3, independent 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Togo
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Togo the labor force is 2.595 million (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Togo is total: 43.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 50.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 37 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Togo is N/A %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Togo, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.3% highhest 10%: 27.1% (2006).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Togo the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Togo the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.3% highhest 10%: 27.1% (2006).
About the budget and central governments debt of Togo
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Togo is; revenues: $1.14 billion, expenditures: $1.377 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 25.2% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Togo is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Togo
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.2% (2016 estimate), 1.8% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: NA%.
Export/import partners and data of Togo
Togo, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Togo is: $1.2 billion (2016 estimate), $1.246 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: reexports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa.
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 22.9%, Belgium 20.3%, Netherlands 11.9%, France 6.6%, India 4.8%, Singapore 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Togo
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Togo, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 78.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Togo, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Togo; fair system based on a network of microwave radio relay routes supplemented by open-wire lines and a mobile-cellular systemdomestic: microwave radio relay and open-wire lines for conventional system; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 60 telephones per 100 persons with mobile-cellular use predominatinginternational: country code - 228; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Symphonie (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Togo
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Togo: 8 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Togo: total: 11,652 km, paved: 2,447 km, unpaved: 9,205 km (2007).
The total length of the waterways in Togo: 50 km (seasonally navigable by small craft on the Mono River depending on rainfall) (2011).
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Facts & data about Togo
Name of the country: conventional long form: Togolese Republic, conventional short form: Togo, local long form: Republique Togolaise, local short form: none, former: French Togoland, etymology: derived from the Ewe words "to" (water) and "go" (shore) to give the sense of "by the water"; originally, this designation applied to the town of Togo (now Togoville) on the northern shore of Lake Togo, but the name was eventually extended to the entire nation.
|Abbrevation: Togo||Geographic coordinates:
8 00 N, 1 10 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Togo: Lome||GPS of the Capital:
6 07 N 1 13 E
|Position: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana|
|Land area: total: 56,785 sq km; land: 54,385 sq km, water: 2,400 sq km||Terrain: gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than West Virginia|
|Population: 7,756,937 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.66% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.89 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.2 billion (2016 estimate), $1.246 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $1.852 billion (2016 estimate), $1.881 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 22.9%, Belgium 20.3%, Netherlands 11.9%, France 6.6%, India 4.8%, Singapore 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 40% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): LOME (capital) 956,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 19.7 years; male: 19.4 years, female: 20 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 538,000. Percent of population: 7.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 52,690. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 4.657 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 62 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Togolese (singular and plural) adjective: Togolese||National holidays: Independence Day, 27 April (1960)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 65 years. Male: 62.3 years, female: 67.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.43 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 33.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 66.5%; male: 78.3%, female: 55.3% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: customary law system||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages||Industrial production growth rate: 7.1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 5.3% (2016 estimate) 5.4% (2015 estimate) 5.4% (2014 estimate)|
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