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Togo Travel Notes -- The coastal road runs through Lom� between Benin and Ghana, while another road goes north to Burkina Faso. Find out more about Togo @ Travel Notes.

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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.

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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 Lom� 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.

Lom� 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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Napoleon Lagune:
01 Rue 20, Lome, Togo.

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The hotel has cosy rooms and a year-round outdoor pool and views of the lake.

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Travel Around Togo

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 Lom� between Benin and Ghana, while another road goes north to Burkina Faso.

Togo by Rail

A railway links Lom� with Palim�, Atakpam�, and Sokod� to the north, and An�cho along the coast to the east.

Language of Togo

The official language of Togo is French, while Ewe and Kabre are the main African languages used.

R�publique Togolaise:
News and articles about Togo; in French.

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