Country: Togo

Population: 5,701,579

Capital: Lome

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)

Government Type: republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule

Languages: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

Ethnic Breakdown: African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%

Religion: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%

Major Cities: Lome

Phone Country Code: 228

Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever, vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever are high risks in some locations, water contact disease: schistosomiasis, respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: You should use your right hand to give or receive money or other items in Togo.