The climate is generally
tropical with average temperatures ranging from 27.5 C on the coast to
about 30 C in the northernmost regions, with a dry climate and
characteristics of a tropical savanna. To the south there are two
seasons of rain , even though the average rainfall is not very high.
Togolese is the national
language of Togo, but its not the only way to converse. French is the
language spoken in public across Togo. While it might seem strange that
a west African nation would take up the language of a European country,
one has to look at the history.
Formerly Togo was a French colony, therefore Togo economy was largely
controlled by France. But after independence the Togo currency is tied
with the French Euro. Togo money carry various denominations. The Togo
currency denominations are XOF 500, 1000, 2000, 2500, 5000 and 10000.
The Togo money also constitutes of coins of various denominations. The
various denominations of Togo coin are XOF 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and
The population of Togo in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 4,
909, 000, which placed it as number 112 in population among the 193
nations of the world. In that year approximately 2% of the population
was over 65 years of age, with another 47% of the population under 15
years of age.
Lom , with an estimated population of 737, 751, is the capital and
largest city of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lom is the
country's administrative and industrial center and its chief port. The
city exports coffee, cocoa, copra, and palm kernels. It also has an oil