map of Togo; source WR TOGO

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Togo
country code ISO: TG //; - FIPS: TO
location: West Africa
time zone: +0 UT
surface (land) area: 56785 sq.km = 21925 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: / South: / East: / West:
borders (land): Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean
climate: tropical
Government
independent since: 1960-04-27
type of government: republic
capital: Lomé
administrative division: région (5) into préfecture (21)
Population
population according to the latest census (1981): 2719,567
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 4527,000; or: 5018,502 /-; 2001: 4796,000; or: 5153,088
population density: 80 - 88 per sq.km = 206 - 229 per sq.mi
population growth: 3,5% //; - doubling time: 22 years
birth rate: 37 - 45 per 1000
death rate: 11 - 13 per 1000
fertility rate: 7 children per female
maternal mortality: 476 per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 85 per 1000
life expectancy: 54 years (male: 52; female: 56)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 45% //; - 15-59 years: 50% //; - 60+ years: 5%
urbanisation: 33% //; - urbanisation growth: 6,6%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 60%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Ewe-Adja 43,1%; Tem-Kabre 26,7%; Gurma 16,1%; Kebu-Akposo 3,8%; Ana-Ife 3,2%; Mine and 35 others
languages: French (official); Ewe, Kabiye, Mine, Dagomba
religious affiliation: traditional beliefs 50%; Roman Catholic 23%; Sunnî Muslim 15%; Protestant 12%
Health
daily food intake: 2513 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 54 - 63%
people per physician: 12299
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 100%
school enrolment: secondary education: 32%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 2%
adult literacy: 52% (male: 67%; female: 37%) [later total figure found: 57%]
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
annual inflation rate: 7%
population below poverty line: 32%
Gross Domestic Product: USD 320 - 1490 per capita
GNI USD 290 per capita //; - [ppp: 1410]
GDP growth: -0,4%
income: USD 410 per capita
import: USD 222 per capita //; - export: USD 162 per capita
trade: USD 210 per capita //; - or 73% of GDP
trade partners: FR ES NL CA DE IT US
human development index: 0,489 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 128
female labour force: 40%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,06 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 12% //; - grass land: 33% //; - wooded area: 29% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 64% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 33%
agricultural products: cassava, yams, maize, sorghum, cottonseed, millet, rice, pulses, groundnuts, coffee, cocoa, cotton
livestock (1000s): asses: 3 / cattle: 277 / goats: 1425 / horses: 2 / pigs: 289-850 / poultry: 6448-8500 / sheep: 740-1379
fish catch: 14310 - 22924 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 6% //; - part of industry in GDP: 23%
industrial products: mainly food processing, textiles, handicrafts
mining products: phosphate rock, limestone, iron, chromite, bauxite, marble
CO2 emission per capita: 0,2
services: labour force: 29% //; - part of services in GDP: 44%
energy use (kg per capita): 313
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita): 28
Traffic, communication
road network: 7545, or 12040 km //; - of which paved: 32% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 13 per 1000
railways: 395, or 525 km //; - railways passenger/km: 14
navigable inland waterways: 50 km
ownership telephone: 5 - 8 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 170 - 218 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 12 - 36 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 2 per 1000
persons per post office: 88200
personal computers: 22 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mont Agou (Pic Baumann) 986 m; unnamed peaks on maps: 920 & 825; Mt.Koronga 789, Mt.Kalankpa 779
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): Retenue de Nangbéto
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Mono, Ogou, Oti
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: none, or unknown
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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