flag Togo Togo: Statistical Overview

Capital: Lome


Total Population: 8,848,699
Natural Increase: 2.3%
Density: 159 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 43.9%
Ethnic Origins: There is no official national data on ethnic groups in Togo. However, with more than 37 tribes, Africans represent the majority of the total population. The largest and most important are Ewe, Mina and Kabre. Minorities include European and Syrian-Lebanese populations.
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Around 40 languages are spoken in the country (although most of them are only oral and not written).
Two indigenous languages were designated politically as national languages in 1975: Ewé (spoken mostly in the south from Lomé to Blitta) and Kabiyé (spoken in the north from Blitta to Dapaong).
Business Language(s): French
Religion: Christian 29%, Muslims 20%, Indigenous beliefs 51%.
Literacy Rate: 53.2%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

Country Overview

Area: 56,790 km²
Type of State: Republic, under transition to multiparty democratic rule.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy based essentially on food production; the production of phosphates plays an important role.
HDI*: 0.484/1
HDI (World Rank): 162/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Togo, dial 00
To call Togo, dial +228
Internet Suffix: .tg
Telephone Lines: 3.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 4.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 31.46% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,0912,2602,6763,0413,204
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,0559791,0601,3481,434
Imports of Services (million USD) 449438445464n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 610514570548n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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