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Work, Liberty, Homeland



Population: 6,771,993 (2011)
Land Area: 56,785 sq km
Natural Resources: Phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land
Capital: Lome
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Faure Gnassingbe (2005)
Head of Government: Gilbert Houngbo (2008)
Languages: French, Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Dagomba
Currency: Communaute Financiere African Franc (XOF)
Major Religions: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, Indigenous Beliefs 51%
Major Ethnicities: African 99%, European, Syrian-Lebanese 1%
Life Expectancy: 62.71 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 3.194 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 5.974 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.4% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 47.4%, Industry 25.4%, Services 27.2% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 65%, Industry 5%, Services 30% (1998)
Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava, corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum; livestock; fish
Human Development Index: 0.435 (162nd)
Tourism Revenue: 11 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 8 550 (2004)
Budget: 1.6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Togo is located in Western Africa. It is bordered by Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Togo's economy is based on mining and agriculture, as thus it is at the mercy of commodity prices. The GDP per capita is extremely low and so is growth rate, the government has been unable to encourage investment and fully implement structural reforms.

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Updated on: January 1, 2012