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Togo Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Togo Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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

Geographic coordinates:
8 00 N, 1 10 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 56,785 sq km
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land: 54,385 sq km
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water: 2,400 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 127

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than West Virginia

Land boundaries:
total: 1,880 km
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border countries (3): Benin 651 km, Burkina Faso 131 km, Ghana 1098 km

Coastline:
56 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 30 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
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Terrain:
gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes

Elevation:
mean elevation: 236 m
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elevation extremes: 0 m lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
986 highest point: Mont Agou

Natural resources:
phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 67.4% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 45.2% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 3.8% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 18.4% (2011 est.)
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forest: 4.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 27.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
70 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
one of the more densely populated African nations with most of the population residing in rural communities, density is highest in the south on or near the Atlantic coast

Natural hazards:
hot, dry harmattan wind can reduce visibility in north during winter; periodic droughts

Environment - current issues:
deforestation attributable to slash-and-burn agriculture and the use of wood for fuel; very little rain forest still present and what remains is highly degraded; desertification; water pollution presents health hazards and hinders the fishing industry; air pollution increasing in urban areas

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
the country's length allows it to stretch through six distinct geographic regions; climate varies from tropical to savanna


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Togo on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Togo Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Togo Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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