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Togo Geography 2017
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Togo Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 54,385 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 2,400 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 126

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than West Virginia

Land boundaries:
total: 1,880 km
border countries (3): Benin 651 km, Burkina Faso 131 km, Ghana 1,098 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
56 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 30 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 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

Elevation:
mean elevation: 236 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Mont Agou 986 m

Natural resources:
phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 67.4% arable land 45.2%; permanent crops 3.8%; permanent pasture 18.4%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 4.9%
[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)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

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; 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, 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: The information regarding Togo on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Togo Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Togo Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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