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is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east, and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lomé is located. Togo covers an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres (22,000 sq mi) with a population of approximately 6.7 million. Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. While the official language is French, there are many other languages spoken in Togo, particularly those of the Gbe family. The largest religious group in Togo are those with indigenous beliefs, but there are significant Christian and Muslim minorities. Togo is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie and Economic Community of West African States. From the 11th to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions. From the 16th century to the 18th century, the coastal region was a major trading centre for Europeans in search of slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name "The Slave Coast". In 1884, Germany declared Togoland a protectorate. After World War I, rule over Togo was transferred to France. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960. In 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadéma led a successful military coup, after which he became president. At the time of his death in 2005, Eyadéma was the longest-serving leader in modern African history, after having been president for 38 years. In 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbé was elected president.

Capital LOME'
Currency Franco CFA
Country code 00228
Spoken languages ​​ french
Passport

necessary, with residual validity of at least three months. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country if they are present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

Health care, both public and private, is generally very poor, however the most common medicines availability is not difficult. The local medical staff has extensive experience regarding tropical diseases. It's very high risk of contracting HIV/Aids and other STDs. They are very widespread recurring form, depending on the region the following diseases: typhoid, hepatitis, schistomiasi, bilharzia, cholera, salmonella and meningitis. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country.

Climate

The climate is tropical. On the coast the temperature varies from 22 to 35° c. The humidity is very high. Within the country, during daylight hours, the temperature ranges from 30 to 40° C while at night can drop up to 15° c. There are two seasons: the dry season (November to June) and the rainy season (July to October). During the months of December to February the Harmattan (desert wind) transports sand particles into the air. The phenomenon, sometimes very intense, it can create discomfort to respiratory tract and eyes.

Viability

Driving Licence: italiana Insurance in border Customs documents required: the carnet customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Please note that there are frequent weekly airlinks with Europe, but not direct with Italy. General transportation: taxis are the fastest means of transportation for the city. For long distances you can rent, at affordable prices, various means of transport. You have to stop at checkpoints, located along major communication routes.

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