GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Togo, a West-African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages. Koutammakou, inhabited by the Batammariba people, is a traditional settlement of fortresslike clay huts dating to the 17th century. In the capital, Lomé, are the multistory Grand Marché bazaar and the Fetish Market, offering traditional talismans and remedies relating to the vodun (voodoo) religion.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

6,145,000

CAPITAL

Lomé (799,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $1,400

LANGUAGE

French, Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Dagomba

RELIGION

Voodoo, Christian, Muslim

LIFE EXPECTANCY

54

AREA

56,785 square kilometers (21,925 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

61

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AGBODRAFO

Agbodrafo is a town in southern Togo, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Togo. It grew around a Portuguese fort and was known to Europeans as Porto Seguro. It is now a seaside resort.

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ANEHO

Aného is a town in southeastern Togo. It is situated 45 km east of the capital Lomé, between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Togo. Historically it was known under the name Little Popo.

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LOME

Lomé is the capital of Togo. It is known for its palm-lined Atlantic coastline. The central Independence Monument is in a landscaped traffic circle. The nearby Congressional Palace houses the National Museum, exhibiting West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments and pottery. To the northeast, the Akodésséwa Fetish Market sells voodoo items like animal skins and skulls.

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TOGOVILLE

Togoville is a small town in southern Togo, lying on the northern shore of Lake Togo.

AGBODRAFO

Togo -Agbodrafo-1395 COVER

Agbodrafo is a town in southern Togo, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Togo. It grew around a Portuguese fort and was known to Europeans as Porto Seguro. It is now a seaside resort.

ANEHO

Togo -Aneho-1399 COVER

Aného is a town in southeastern Togo. It is situated 45 km east of the capital Lomé, between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Togo. Historically it was known under the name Little Popo.

LOME

Togo -Lome-Voodoo Market (Marche' des Feticheurs Akodessewa)-1349 COVER

Lomé is the capital of Togo. It is known for its palm-lined Atlantic coastline. The central Independence Monument is in a landscaped traffic circle. The nearby Congressional Palace houses the National Museum, exhibiting West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments and pottery. To the northeast, the Akodésséwa Fetish Market sells voodoo items like animal skins and skulls.

TOGOVILLE

Togo -Togoville-3.Togoville village and missed appointment with the King-1392 COVER

Togoville is a small town in southern Togo, lying on the northern shore of Lake Togo.

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