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Work, Liberty, Homeland

 

General


Population: 7,351,374 (2014), 7,154,237 (2013)
Land Area: 56,785 sq km
Natural Resources: Phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land
Capital: Lome
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Faure Gnassingbe (May 4th 2005)
Head of Government: Kwesi Seleagodji Ahoomey-Zunu (July 23rd 2012)
Languages: French, Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Dagomba
Currency: Communaute Financiere African Franc (XOF)
Major Religions: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, Indigenous Beliefs 51%
Major Ethnicities: African 99%, European, Syrian-Lebanese 1%
Life Expectancy: 64.06 years (2014), 63.62 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 4.299 billion (2013), 3.685 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 7.348 billion (2013), 7.024 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,100 (2013), 1,100 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.5% (2013), 5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 27.6%, Industry 33.7%, Services 38.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 65%, Industry 5%, Services 30% (1998)
Industries: Phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava, corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum; livestock; fish
Human Development Index: 0.473 (166th)(2014), 0.459 (159th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 11 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 8 550 (2004)
Budget: 1.6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Togo is located in Western Africa. Togo is bordered by Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Togo's economy is based on mining and agriculture, as thus it is at the mercy of commodity prices. The GDP per capita is extremely low and so is growth rate, the government has been unable to encourage investment and fully implement structural reforms.

(2014) Togo's economic growth continues to be steady and this thrend should continue into the future.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Togo
Wikipedia: Togo
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/TGO.html

Updated on: December 30th, 2014