Country Description - Togo

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Published on February 25, 2014

Author: AfricaInMe



AIESEC help guide for Togo.

WEST AFRICA: TOGO Capital: Largest city: Languages: Demonym: Currency: Calling code: Lomé Lomé French Togolese CFA franc (XOF) +228 Togo officially the Togolese Republic (French: République Togolaise), is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital Lomé is located. Togo covers an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres (22,000 sq mi) with a population of approximately 6.7 million Togo is one of the smallest countries in all of African. Though Togo may take up only a sliver of the West African coastline, it has become one of the most popular destinations on the continent. There is nothing small about what this country and its people have to offer visitors. From pristine coastlines to lush rain forests and untouched, sun-scorched savannas, Togo is as topographically varied as its people are culturally diverse: Togo has almost 40 different ethnic groups. It is the perfect destination for the adventurous soul looking to experience West Africa. Travelers can learn about ancient voodoo rituals and medicine, shop in vibrant fabric markets, and explore mystical forests. You will fall in love with the colors, sights, sounds, and tastes of Togo. Koutamatou , Tata Tamberma Flag

WEST AFRICA: TOGO TOGO as “The Smile of Africa”, offers to travelers the opportunity to learn about ancient voodoo rituals and medicine, shop and explore mystical forests. You will fall in love with the colors, sights, sounds, and tastes of Togo. The cities of Togo like, Lome, Kpalimé, Kara, Agbodrafo, Sokode are the tourist attractions of the country. The Fazao Malfakassa National Park in the north draped in mosaic vegetable patches, the park spreading with beautiful forest galleries and fertile plains with numerous botanical species reputed for their pleasant aroma and under which room buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, bubals, cobs, and phacocheres. Any visitor to Lomé should not pass up the opportunity to visit this traditional voodoo fetish market. The market consists of tables displaying every body part of any animal imaginable, from hyena heads to monkey testicles and shark teeth. On the easternmost end of Togo’s short coast sits Aného, the spiritual center of the Guin-Mina people and a small peaceful place called Agbodrafo, it is a former station along the Slave Coast. Tourists can still visit the Woold Home (also called the maison des esclaves) and see the chains that bound the slaves who were kept there. Kpalimé is cherished for its supreme natural beauty surrounded by several hills covered in rain forest, with deep valleys, stunning waterfalls and peaks Togo’s north is the nation’s primary tourist draw. The area has several wildlife reserves, including the National Park and the Koutamatou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beach

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