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Lome in Togo - kids washing up
Lome in Togo - kids washing up

Lome in Togo

These girls and their little brother work hard every morning to prepare for the day. They clean, sweep, cook and always, always smile and sing.
Photo by Jordan Rowland

TOGO

Africa

TOGO

Africa

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Capital: Lome

Location: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana

Government: Togolese Republic

Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)

Area: 56,785 sq km

Population: 8,283,189 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: French (official, the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

Religion: Christian 42.3%, folk religion 36.9%, Muslim 14%, Hindu <1%, Buddhist <1%, Jewish <1%, other <1%, none 6.2% (2020 est.)

TimeZone: UTC 0

Tel Code: +228

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