Togo
Republic of Togo

Capital
Lome

Area
21,925 sq mi
56,785 sq km


Population
5,429,299 est 2003

Largest city
Lome
pop. 676,400


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), and many dialects

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

Religion
Indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Islam 20%

Life Expectancy
total population: 53.05 years
male: 51.07 years
female: 55.09 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 60.9%
male: 75.4%
female: 46.9% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
NA years of age; universal adult

Government
Republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule


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