13 Facts About Togo


Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation whose economy depends mostly on agriculture.

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Togo is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, Francophonie, Commonwealth, and Economic Community of West African States.

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The name Togo is translated from the Ewe language as "behind the river".

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Togo is divided into 5 regions which are subdivided in turn into 30 prefectures.

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Togo recognizes the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and Cuba.

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Togo pursues an active foreign policy and participates in international organizations.

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In 2017, Togo signed the UN treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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Togo joined the Commonwealth of Nations, along with Gabon, at the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Togo was labeled "Not Free" by Freedom House from 1972 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2006, and has been categorized as "Partly Free" from 1999 to 2001 and from 2007.

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The south of Togo is characterized by a savanna and woodland plateau which reaches a coastal plain with lagoons and marshes.

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Togo contains three terrestrial ecoregions: Eastern Guinean forests, Guinean forest-savanna mosaic, and West Sudanian savanna.

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Togo is a member of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa.

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Togo's Protestants were known as "Brema", a corruption of the word "Bremen".

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