• Togo


    Togo has a relatively small economy that depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture. It provides employment for a significant share of the labour force. Cotton is the country’s most important cash crop and – together with cocoa and coffee – generates around 40% of export earnings. Togo is among the world’s largest producers of phosphate. It also plans to develop its carbonate phosphate reserves. 

    Name Togolese Republic

    Capital Lome

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Togo

    Parliament website www.assemblee-nationale.tg

    Languages French, Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Dagomba

    Area 56 785 km2

    Population 7 351 374 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products

    Exports Re-exports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa

    Currency Communauté Financière Africaine franc

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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