A country open to the world, a cosmopolitan country
Togo, in long form the Togolese Republic, is a sovereign state in West Africa, whose population is estimated in 2020 at around 8.6 million inhabitants for a density of 152 inhab./km² .
TOGO IN FIGURES
4,400 million CFA francs (2020)
7,500 billion US dollars (2019)
GDP growth rate:
Population totale :
8 million inhabitants
World Bank Doing Business 2020 Report :
97th in the world
3rd most reforming country in the world
1st most reforming country in Africa
Cassava, yams, corn, peanuts, sorghum,
rice, millet, paddy rice, beans, soybeans.
Main agricultural exports:
Cotton, coffee, cocoa, cashew nuts
(1$US 600 FCFA)
Main raw materials:
pierre à chaux, marbre.
Official language :
National languages :
The history of the founding of the territorial space of present-day Togo is made up of ancient settlements, successive migrations, contacts with other civilizations and the expansionist aims of the colonizers.
According to oral traditions, the ancient populations concern the Alou and Azanou of Tado, the akposso-Akébou, the Ahlon of the Dayes plateaus and the kabyè.
The main migrations are those of Adja-Ewé, Guin-Mina, Tem, Tchokossi and Moba-Gourma.
LTogo takes its name from Togodo (which originally means city behind the mountain "in the Ewe language. Togoville, German colonial city and
first capital of the country which is located to the east of the current capital Lomé.
In February 1958, the victory of the Togolese Unity Committee CUT in the elections opened the way to the country's complete independence, confirmed six months later by the lifting of the country's supervision by the UN. Togo gained full independence on the 27
April 1960. Previously, internal autonomy dates back to August 30, 1956, with the establishment of the Autonomous Republic of Togo.
The independence monument in Lomé: A work symbolizing the emancipation of the Togolese people. We see a man who is unleashed, who frees himself.
And this man represents the Togolese people.
Culture and Art
Togo is a mine of traditions and authentic cultures jealously preserved by the mosaic of ethnic groups that live there. Togo offers throughout its 650 km a beautiful course to meet the many ethnic groups that make it up and their particular traditions. From the Ewé and Guins populations in the south, Ana in the plateaus and tem in the central region, passing through the Bassar, Kabyè and Tamberma of the Kara region and the Moba-Gourma of the far North.
Art and theater
With a flourishing literary culture, Togolese literature celebrates its big names including Félix Couchorro, the father and instigator of this literature which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
When we talk about art in Togo, unanimity is focused on Paul AYHI, the author of the Togolese flag and not only. The works of Paul Ahyi dot the landscape of Togo and the globe on both sides.
Togolese art stands out from these contemporaries while incorporating a part of the artistic universal
The cuisine is particularly rich, given the great ethnic diversity of this country. It is very famous, especially the cuisine of the south of the country; all over, particularly West and Central Africa.
This dispersion was made possible thanks to Togolese women who, having traveled to different countries, cooked according to their culinary traditions. Their descendants thus perpetuated these traditions which have remained almost intact today.
Akoumè is made from either corn or wheat flour. It is a dish that is served with adémè or okra sauce or other ingredients.
, a dish made with rice, beans and served with either fish or chicken or beef.
The country is presented in a succession of postcards from the coastal zone through the mountains of the southwest covered with lush vegetation to the plateaus of wooded savannas of the north. This is one of the privileges of Togo that to be able to offer its visitors on a limited extent of beautiful sites: a beach with fine sand, landscapes of hills and mountains, green valleys and plains and plateaus of wooded savannas.
Our wonderful tourist sites
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Landscape of the plateau region
The economic attractions of Togo
Digital inclusion in the development of the population: a will fully supported at the sectoral level by putting digital technology at the service of the economic and social development of the country..
10 reasons to invest in Togo
A DEEP WATER PORT
The Port Autonome de Lomé (PAL) is the first port in
West and Central Africa
AN EFFICIENT AIR HUB
With its new 21,000 m² terminal, the Gnassingbé
Eyadéma International Airport (AIGE), which can accommodate up to 2 million
A STRATEGIC GATEWAY TO THE WEST AFRICAN MARKET (350
Togo occupies a key position in West Africa, being at
the heart of the Abidjan
AN ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE
Togo has been ranked "Top reformer" in
Africa and 3rd best reformer in the world in the World Bank's Doing Business
PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO THE GLOBAL MARKET
Thanks to its membership in the ACP-EU, Togo has
quota-free and duty-free access to the European Union
INVEST in TOGO
PIA is a vertically integrated industrial zone, focused on creating thriving value chains for storage, processing, manufacturing and exporting ...
Kékéli Efficient Power Plant
The Kékéli Efficient Power plant is a combined cycle
thermal power plant (gas turbine and steam turbine), located in the port area of Lomé, with a long-term
installed capacity of 65 MW.
Togo now has a strategic infrastructure for hosting
sensitive data. Inaugurated in 2021, the Lomé Data Center is certified Tier
III, one of the highest levels of reliability in this sector.
Togo at Expo Dubai 2020
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It is a generous Togo, daring and full of vitality and generosity who goes out to meet the world on the occasion of the Dubai World Expo, from October 01, 2021 to March 31, 2022, in the United Arab Emirates.