(WIPO code: TG) (latest review September 2021)

by CABINET ISIS CONSEILS, Mandataire OAPI, Yaoundé, Cameroon

General Information

Area

56,790 sq. km.

Population

8,283,189 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Lomé.

Official language

French.

Currency

C.F.A. franc.

Main agricultural and natural products

Yams, grains, cotton, groundnuts, cocoa, coffee, farming, forestry.

Main Mineral Products

Phosphate.

Main exports

Phosphate, cotton, cocoa, coffee.

Tourist Industry

Natural reserves.

GNI

(per capita): U.S.$ 920 (estimated 2020).

General Remarks

Togo was first a German colony. It was subsequently divided between the French and the British by a mandate of the League of Nations and became a trusteeship territory of the United Nations on September 14, 1946. Togo became autonomous and a member of the French Community in 1958 and achieved its full independence on April 27, 1960.

The economy is mainly agricultural (yams, manioc, cocoa). Iron ore deposits were discovered in the north-central region in 1967.

Togo is a republic.