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About Togo

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).


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 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.

Hotels in Togo

Napoleon Lagune - Official Hotel WebsiteHotel Napoleon Lagune on Facebook
Napoleon Lagune - 01 Rue 20, Lome, Togo.

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

Guests who stayed at the Napoleon Lagune liked the stunning views, comfortable beds and level of service provided by staff.

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

Language of Togo

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

Republique Togolaise:
News and articles about Togo; in French.

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