The largest religious group in Togo consists of those with indigenous beliefs, and there are significant Christian and Muslim minorities.

Togo gained its independence from France in 1960. In 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadéma led a successful military coup after which he became president.

At the time of his death in 2005, Gnassingbé was the longest-serving leader in modern African history, after having been president for 38 years. In 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbé was elected president.

  • Togo has largest boundary with Ghana which is approximately 877 km.
  • Togo has shortest boundary with Burkina Faso which is approximately 126 km.
  • The largest river in Togo is Volta which is 1600 km.
  • The largest export partner of Togo is India.
  • The largest import partner of Togo is China.
  • There are 2 seaports in Togo.

Tourist Attraction#

Fishermen chase the day's catch in the waters of Togo.


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