Location: West Africa
Time zone: CET – 1 (during summer time: CET -2)
Total area: 56,785 km²
Land area: 54,385 km²
Water area: 2,400 km²
Length of the state border: 1,647 km
Benin: 644 km
Burkina Faso: 126 km
Ghana: 877 km
Coastline: 56 km
De La Kara, Des Plateaux, Des Savanes, Du Center, Maritime
Telephone code: 00 228 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: Mont Agou 986 m
Population: approx. 7.4 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: 2.7% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 130
Life expectancy: 61 (male), 67 (female)
Official language: French
- 29% Christians
- 20% Muslim
- 51% other
The climate of Togo differs in the northern and southern regions.
- Steppe climate
- Rainy season from April to October (with high humidity)
- Dry season from November to March (with low humidity)
- Tropical climate
- Rainy seasons from March to July and September to October
- Dry seasons from November to February and in August
In general, March is the warmest month. The average daytime temperature is around 35 ° C. The month of August is the coldest time of the year. The mean daytime temperature is 25 ° C.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: CFA franc (XOF)
Classification: 1 Franc = 100 Centimes
ATMs: There are a few ATMs in the capital, Lomé.
International credit cards: These are accepted in larger hotels and shops. Often, however, only VISA card.
Regulations: The import of national and foreign currencies is not limited.
The national currency can be exported up to an amount of 25,000 CFA Francs.
The export of foreign currencies is limited to the amount declared on entry. When entering the country, you should have all amounts of money that you are carrying with you declared.
It is not possible to exchange the local currency outside of the countries in the CFA Francs zone.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 10 packets of cigarettes
- 1 bottle of alcoholic beverages
- small amounts of perfume
(Information applies to people aged 16 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
There are isolated armed attacks. The theft rate is very high in the big cities.
After dark, you shouldn’t be driving your car.
It is advisable to boil and filter water before drinking it.
If you are stopped at one of the many checkpoints, you should follow instructions from the uniformed military personnel. Carrying a passport or a photocopy is mandatory.
Bathing in the sea is not recommended as there are many invisible currents that are dangerous even for experienced swimmers.
Important: If you are involved in an accident (regardless of whether you are to blame or not) you should not stop under any circumstances, but go straight to the nearest police station.
The export of phosphates brings most of the foreign currency into the country.
Cotton, peanuts, millet, coffee, cocoa, cassava and rice are grown in agriculture and exported.
Industries: Agriculture, food production, light industry, phosphate mining, textile production
Natural resources: agricultural land, phosphates
- Land: 38%
- Grain cultivation: 7%
- Pasture area: 4%
- Forests: 17%
- other: 34%
The oil palm is found most frequently in Togo, which is distributed in the humid savannas throughout the country.
In the higher mountain regions there are still areas of the evergreen rainforest.
Many monkeys, antelopes, elephants and baboons are at home in Togo’s national parks.