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Togo: Togo People Profile

2015/10/05

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The total people in Togo was last recorded at 7.0 million people in 2014 from 1.6 million in 1960, changing 343 % during the last 50 years. People in Togo averaged 3.70 Million from 1960 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 7 Million in 2014 and a record low of 1.58 Million in 1960. People in Togo is reported by the World Bank.

Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a small country in West Africa bordered by Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso that extends to the Gulf of Guinea. This sub-Saharan country has an estimated 2014 people of 7 million, which ranks 104st in the world.

Togo Population

Togo is a rapidly growing country with an estimated 2014 people of 7 million, compared to 6.3 million in 2010. The people doubled between the 1981 and 2010 census. Togo is one of the smallest nations in Africa with 22,000 square miles of land. Togo is fairly densely populated with 126 per square kilometer (326/sq mi), or 93rd in the world.

The capital and major city is Lome, with a people estimated at 845,000. The larger Lome area has 1.5 million residents. Other large cities include Sokode (120,000) and Kara (105,000).

Togo Demographics

There are around 40 ethnic groups in Togo. The major is the Ewe in the south, who account for 32% of the people, or 21% of the people on the southern coastline. Other ethnic groups include the Kotokoli (Tem) and the Tchamba in the ceter of the country and the Kabye in the northern region (22%). The Ouatchis account for 14% of the people. While the Ewe and Ouatchi are often considered the same group, the French, who studied both, consider them separate people. Other smaller ethnic groups include the Mina, Mossi and Aja. The European people makes up less than 1% of Togo's people.

Starting in the 16th century, Togo and the surrounding area was known as "the Slave Coast" as it became a trading center for Europeans looking for slave.

About 29% of the people is Christian, 20% are Muslim and 50% practice indigenous beliefs. About 50% of Togo's people live below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day.

Togo Population Clock

Togo Population Clock

Togo Population Indicators

Togo Population Indicators