Togo

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Country Name

Togo is officially the Togolese Republic.

Location

Togo is located in West Africa. It is bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east, and Burkina Faso to the north.


Capital

Lomé.


Reason for Naming the country

Togo's name comes from togodo, which means 'behind the lake' in Ewe – a reference to Lake Togo.



Flag

The flag of Togo was adopted on 28 April 1960. The flag was designed by Aheyi Paul. It consists of five horizontal stripes altering between green and orange-yellow colors. On the top left side, there is a red square is placed that has a white five-pointed star. Red: Represents bloodshed by Martyrs to gain independence White: Represents hope, star of hope Green: Represents the forests, Agriculture, nature, and overall hope for the future Yellow: Represents the natural resources of the country.


Language

Togo is a multilingual country. There are 39 distinct languages are spoken in the country. Of the 39 languages, the official language is French. Two spoken indigenous languages are used as national languages: Ewé, and Kabiyé; they are also the two most widely spoken indigenous languages. French is used in formal education, legislature, all forms of media, administration, and commerce. Ewe is a language of wider communication in the south.



Religion

The majority of the population of Togo adheres to traditional African beliefs. Christians are the second major group and Muslims. Most of Togo’s Christians are Roman Catholics and the remaining are Protestants or belong to other denominations. Many Christians and Muslims continue to perform indigenous religious practices

Currency

West African CFA franc (XOF).




Time Zone

+00:00 GMT.



Government Regime

Unitary dominant-party presidential republic

Climate

In Togo, the climate is tropical, with a dry season in winter and a rainy season due to the African monsoon, which runs from April to October in the center and from May to October in the north, while along the coast, there is a marked decrease in rainfall from July to September.

The best time to visit Togo is from November to January: the air is dry and the weather is usually good. It is true that it's hot during the day, especially in the north, but less so than in the following period, from February to May. The worst period, being the rainiest is from May to June on the coast, and from July to September in the interior.

International Phone Code

+228


Internet Code

.tg



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