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During the 18th and 19th centuries, the area of Togo had the
Ashanti Kingdom to the west (Ghana), and the Kingdom of Dahomey to
the east (Benin).
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Countries neighbouring Togo are: Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin.
The German protectorate of Togoland was established in 1884.
During the first month of World War I (August 1914), French and
British forces invaded the region and forced the Germans to surrender the territory.
In 1920 Lome and the entire coastline, comprising the eastern
two-thirds of the pre-1914 German colony, were assigned to France as French Togo.
The smaller, western section was administered by Britain as part of
the Gold Coast.
French Togoland achieved independence on April 27, 1960, as Togo.
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The capital of Togo is situated on the Gulf of Guinea, near the
border with Ghana.
Lome grew after 1897 as the capital of German Togoland.
A period of Anglo-French control (1914-1922) and to French
control (1922-1960), before becoming the capital of independent Togo in 1960. Population
(1985 estimate) 400,000.
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Togo varies in width, from 40 to 130km, as it extends about 550km up
from the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Ghana.
Togo by Road
The coastal road runs through Lome between Benin
and Ghana, while another road goes north to Burkina
The official language of Togo is French, while Ewe and Kabre are the
main African languages used.
News and articles about Togo; in French.
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