Togo – The saddest country in the world?

In this post, we’ll talk about Togo. We’ll learn about Togo people, Togo language, Togo religion, Togo map, and we’ll be checking if Togo is a country or a city, if Togo is safe to visit, what to do in Togo while you are there, sightseeing places to visit in Togo!

Introduction to Togo

West Africa is a wonderful region. There are many different countries, each having their own unique culture.

In this post, we’ll be talking about an unknown West African country called, Togo!

Togo has different climates and a lot more to offer.

Let’s start exploring Togo by its recent history.

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Recent history of Togo

Togo’s colonization by the UK and France

At one point, Togo was colonized by both the UK and France. After an agreement, they split the country into two parts, one being British Togoland and the other one as French Togoland.

What happened to the British Togoland?

The British Togoland was officially a British overseas territory but since they all spoke English, people in the Togoland decided to join the independent country of Ghana at that time, and on 6 March 1957, the British Togoland officially joined Ghana.

Togo’s independence from France

French Togoland, (or as we know it today, Togo) eventually gained independence from France on April 27, 1960.

Togo after independence

After independence, the Togolese politicians couldn’t make Togo a democracy. In fact, Togo fell into a dictatorship and has had long-term Presidents until today.


People in Togo


Ethnic groups in Togo

Togo is made up of more than 40 different African ethnic groups, however, the main ethnic group in Togo is Ewe that makes more than 32% of Togo’s 8 million population.


Official language in Togo

Because of being a former French colony, French is an official language in Togo, alongside Yoruba. More than 39 languages are being spoken in Togo but unfortunately most of them are in danger of extinction since they have less than 100,000 speakers.


Religion in Togo

Christianity is the main religion in Togo, and after that Animism (A traditional Africa belief) is dominant, followed by Islam.

Christianity started spreading in Togo since the 15th century, brought in by Europeans.


What to do in Togo

Akodessawa Fetish Market in Togo

Akodessawa Fetish Market is the largest Voodoo market in the world. You can find tons of animals skull and skin, as well as Voodoo dolls.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lomé, Togo

Built by German architectures in 1901, Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Catholic church, located in the heart of Togo’s capital, Lome.

Lomé Grand Marché with the Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur (33592985581)

Lome, the capital of Togo

The capital of Togo, Lome is home to more than 1 million Togolese (Including the metropolitan area). Lome is Togo’s industrial, economical, and political center.

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7 thoughts on “Togo – The saddest country in the world?

      1. Wonderful! I am delighted to be the grateful recipient of this esteemed honour 🥂🍾🎉🎊🎆🏆🥇🎈. It’s a true joy to read about places I know but that are unknown to anyone I meet. As well as all the other places you describe that most folk don’t immediately think of when thinking of “abroad” which can leave one feeling quite isolated. It is actually a comfort and a reassurance to me to read your posts 🥰🥰🥰 When I was in the aforementioned place, it and Bénin went by the single name of Dahomey which I’m sure you already know.

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