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    Togo Geography - 1989

      Total area: 56,790 km2
      land area: 54,390 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than West Virginia

      Land boundaries: 1,647 km total
      Benin 644 km, Burkina 126 km, Ghana 877 km

      Coastline: 56 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 30 nm

      Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north

      Terrain: gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes

      Natural resources: phosphates, limestone, marble

      Land use: 25% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 4% meadows and pastures; 28% forest and woodland; 42% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: hot, dry harmattan wind can reduce visibility in north during winter; recent droughts affecting agriculture; deforestation

      NOTE: The information regarding Togo on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Togo Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Togo Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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