Area 56,790 Km2
Population 6.998 Millions
HDI Rank 159 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Lome
Demographic distribution Ewe, Mina, Kabye, Cotocoli, Moba are the main ethnic groups.
Spoken languages French is the official language. Kabye, Ewe, Mina and Dagomba are the most widely spoken of the African languages.
Religious beliefs Christianity, Islam and with an indigenous African traditions/beliefs are practised.
Political regime
Head of State Faure Gnassingbé (President), Komi Sélom Klassou (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), African Union (AU), the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA).
Investment Promotion Agency Societé d’Administration des Zones Franches (SAZOF)
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook