History of Togo
Geography of TogoTogo, being a small country in the west of the African continent is neighboured by the republic of Ghana in the eastern while Burkina Faso lies on the northern border. Benin is found in the eastern region and the Gulf of Guinea lies on the southern border of the country. Gently rolling savannas occupy larger areas of the northern and southern regions while the central parts have a hilly terrain. Lagoons and water marshes are the key physical features found in coastal areas of Togo. The country is slightly smaller than Virginia and has a coastline of approximate 54 kilometers. Harmattern dry winds and periodic droughts are some of the climatic challenges which Togo faces. Mount Agou makes the highest area in Togo and Atlantic Ocean forms the lowest point.
Climate of TogoThe climate of Togo is usually tropical with the temperatures ranging from 23°c to 30°c in the coastal region and the northern region respectively. The savannah and all the regions in this belt experience a dry climate throughout the year where the southern areas have two rainfall seasons with very low rainfall amounts.
Natural Resources in TogoNatural minerals such as marble stones, phosphates and limestone deposits, the fertile land where the people of Togo grow various crops such as cocoa, cotton, sorghum and millet, livestock grazing land and fishing areas are the natural resources in this region.
Tourist Attraction in TogoTogo is a great tourists' attraction region in the western Africa due to its beautiful heritage scenarios and other luxurious hotels within its major tranquil and most serene cities.
The top five cities in Togo include:
Famous Hotels in Togo
- Residence Hoteliere Oceane
- Hotel Napoleon Lagune
- Hotel Aurore
- Mint Hotel
- Hotel Le Sphinx
- Residence Flamani
Togo Culture and CuisineThe culture of Togo is influenced by the Ewe and Mina which are the largest ethnic groups. Several people still practice the traditional beliefs despite the presence of Christianity and Islam in the country. Maize, beans, rice and millet are the staple foods in the Togolese cuisine. The cultures interaction during the time of colonization also influenced the Togolese cuisine. Although there are many food stalls and restaurants in Togo, some kinds of foods such as groundnuts and cooked prawns are sold along the roads where fish and bush meat are used as the main sources of proteins.
- Lomé-Tokoin Airport
- Niamtougou International Airport
- Sansanné-Mango Airport
- Kolokope Airport
- Akpaka Airport
- Djangou Airport
- Sokodé Airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015
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Facts about Togo
|Area||56,785 sq km|
|Currency||CFA franc (XOF)|
|Neighbours||Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana|