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  • Official Name: Togolese Republic
  • Government Type: Republic under transition to multiparty rule
  • Capital: Lome
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Dapaong, Kara, Soutouboua, Atakpame, Kpalime, Aneho
  • Size: 56,785 sq km
  • 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
  • Population: 5,701,000
  • Ethnic Groups: African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
  • Religion: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
  • Language: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)