Togo is a country in Western Africa. It shares borders with Burkina Faso to the north, Benin to the east, and Ghana to the west. It is bounded by the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

Country Profile

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LomΓ©, the capital city, is located on the south coast, close to Togo’s border with Ghana. It is the country’s main port, exporting coffee, cocoa, and oil palm kernels.

Togo’s coastline consists of sandy beaches with tidal flats and shallow lagoons. The northern and southern regions are dominated by savannas, while the center of the country is hilly. The highest point in the country is Mont Agou, which can be found near the border with Ghana. The Mono River is the longest river in Togo. It forms part of the country’s border with Benin.

The climate of Togo is tropical, with a dry season and a rainy season. The rainy season runs from April or May through October. From July through September, the coast receives considerably less rainfall than the rest of the country.

Togo is a presidential republic whereby the President is elected as the head of the state and the commander of the armed forces. The President appoints the Prime Minister as the head of the government. Both the President and the government have executive power.

Togo: Stats and Facts

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