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.
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
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 refinery.