Togo – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Togo


        noun: Togolese (singular and plural)

        adjective: Togolese


        total: 56,785 sq km         land: 54,385 sq km 

        water: 2,400 sq km

Population: 5,681,519
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups        Native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%

        European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%

Capital: Lome,population 710,000

Largest Cities
        Sokode – 60,000        Atakpame – 40,000 

Official Language: French

Religion         Indigenous beliefs 51%         Christian 29% 

        Muslim 20%

Political system: republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule

GDP: purchasing power parity – $8.684 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $1,600 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 3% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 39.5%        industry: 20.4%

        services: 40.1% (2003 est.)

Inflation: 1% (2004 est.)