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Updated: Sep 14, 2022

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Country Name

Togo is officially the Togolese Republic.


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



Reason for Naming the country

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


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.