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Education
 

Adjusted savings education expenditure > % of GNI 2.59 % of GNI [139th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 3.3 [80th of 100]
Duration of compulsory education 10 years [41st of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [61st of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 7 [29th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 975,063 [75th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.172 per capita [23rd of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 260,877 [91st of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 50.256 per 1,000 people [115th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 15,171 [95th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 2.923 per 1,000 people [102nd of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 45.24% [151st of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 30.52% [154th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 16.9% [117th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 81% [114th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 87% [99th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 74% [118th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 2.7% [108th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 13.6% [48th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 2.6% [117th of 132]
Education spending (% of total government expenditure) 13.6% [55th of 96]
Education spending (% Primary) 44.8% [36th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 27.1% [82nd of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 19.4% [49th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 68.3% [77th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 74.1% [56th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 61.7% [69th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 65 [99th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 76 [86th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 54 [97th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 23.1% [115th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 6.7 % [96th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 26.46 % [21st of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 269.9 % [6th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 44.3% [158th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 31.1% [167th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 77.575 [20th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.85 [135th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.51 [137th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.2 [116th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 46.9 [82nd of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 87.78 % [76th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 94.45 % [69th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 91.11 % [77th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 39.1% [27th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 24.6% [31st of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 53.1% [22nd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 1,076,700 [56th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 184.502 per 1,000 people [34th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 334,300 [65th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 57.285 per 1,000 people [46th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 741,300 [52nd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 127.028 per 1,000 people [32nd of 138]
Library books 19,000 [74th of 81]
Library books (per capita) 3.51852 per 1,000 people [75th of 81]
Library members 11,598 [51st of 68]
Library members (per capita) 2.14778 per 1,000 people [44th of 68]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 46.9% [133rd of 157]
Literacy > Male 75.4% [124th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 60.9% [132nd of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 38.46 % [102nd of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 68.68 % [96th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 53.16 % [100th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 63.55 % [92nd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 83.65 % [81st of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 74.37 % [87th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 74.4% [26th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 83.7% [24th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 63.6% [30th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 38.19 % [51st of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 36.54 % [50th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 39.85 % [49th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 70.06 % [36th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 78.59 % [26th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 74.57 % [38th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 54.45 % [68th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 76.24 % [60th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 65.32 % [69th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [113rd of 197]
Primary education, pupils 996,707 [46th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.162 per capita [28th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 45.94 % female [89th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 29,668 [36th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.828 per 1,000 people [44th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 11.57 % female [91st of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 42% [29th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 39.7 [11th of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 18.4 [55th of 131]
Progression to secondary level 52 [81st of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 66.6 % [58th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 62.53 % [59th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 69.55 % [54th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 2.63 % [112nd of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 13.55 % [49th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 11.6 [81st of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 23.1 [49th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 295.3 [14th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 33.6 [33rd of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 73.8 [80th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 34.3 [47th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 35.2 [6th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 20.17 [114th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 84.74 [91st of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 50.51 [93rd of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 72.29 % [74th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 75.97 % [94th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 22.92 % [8th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 23.26 % [7th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 22.64 % [8th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 24 [12th of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 25 [2nd of 82]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 2.38 % gross [139th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 2.36 % gross [133rd of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 2.41 % gross [133rd of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 100.19 % gross [64th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 78.13 % net [67th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 91.92 % gross [77th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 72.18 % net [68th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 108.48 % gross [42nd of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 84.1 % net [55th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 41.74 % [7th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 40.38 % gross [71st of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 22.19 % net [98th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 27.13 % gross [76th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 14.4 % net [100th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 53.7 % gross [62nd of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 30.02 % net [94th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 28.04 % [16th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 3.58 % gross [108th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 1.2 % gross [109th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 5.97 % gross [96th of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 8.5 years [77th of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 12 years [44th of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 9 years [5th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 7 years [5th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 11 years [2nd of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 10.6 years [69th of 110]
Scientific and technical journal articles 11 [130th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 377,156 [48th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.061 per 1,000 people [64th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 399,038 [45th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.065 per capita [60th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 33.66 % female [87th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 13,469 [38th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 2.192 per 1,000 people [58th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 6.71 % female [67th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 21,882 [37th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 3.561 per 1,000 people [42nd of 183]
Spending on teaching materials 0.2 [29th of 30]
Tertiary enrollment 3.7% [119th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 36.83 % [56th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 38.02 % [55th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 36.67 % [52nd of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.76 [31st of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise

Health

 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 64 [154th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 58 [161st of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 63 [156th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 84 [106th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 38 [45th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 17 [125th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 34 [128th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 69 [119th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 38 [131st of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 54 [130th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 85 [113rd of 147]
% under-fives with ARI -- 9 [54th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 30 [65th of 80]
Access to sanitation 28% [120th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 95.04 births [34th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 30 % [41st of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 37.92 per 1,000 people [29th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 60.8 % [35th of 76]
Births with health staff 50% [85th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 15,000 [28th of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 2.77778 per 1,000 people [20th of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 7% [28th of 95]
Contraception 24% [69th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 26 % [43rd of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 88 [27th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 25.2 % [40th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 54% [128th of 147]
Drug access 50% [102nd of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 17.9 $ [162nd of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 4.36 % [15th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 1.14 % [173rd of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 5.5 % [108th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 8.9 % [61st of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 4.7% [65th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 61 % [7th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 5.03 births per woman [29th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 45.7 [155th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 43.5 [156th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 44.6 [154th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 4.1% [26th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 10,000 [35th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 1,713.59 per million people [27th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 110,000 [37th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 18.849 per 1,000 people [25th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 6 [21st of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 6 [21st of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 63,000 [28th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 1.51 per 1,000 people [107th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 82 % [139th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 70 % [160th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 35 % [139th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 15 % [151st of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 71 % [113rd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 52 % [160th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 36 % [161st of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 80 % [155th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 372.82 per 100,000 people [17th of 200]
Infant mortality rate > Female 50.09 deaths/1,000 live births [47th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 65.01 deaths/1,000 live births [39th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 57.66 deaths/1,000 live births [42nd of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 36.05% [13th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 60.43 years [179th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 56.2 years [182nd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 58.28 years [181st of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 56.96 years [144th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 53.33 years [148th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 55.1 years [145th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 54 [155th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 50 [157th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 52 [156th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases malaria and yellow fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 15 [21st of 35]
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet 2 [14th of 28]
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 60 [12th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 7,701 [17th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 54 % [1st of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 21.7 % [13th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 25.1 % [8th of 63]
Maternal mortality 480 per 100,000 [27th of 136]
Measles immunization 43 [159th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 65 [15th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 18 [84th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 67 [54th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 22 [72nd of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 25 [36th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 7 [29th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 12 [20th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 77 [37th of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 15 [54th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 93.4% [86th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 84.9 % [104th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 18 [165th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 163 [120th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.04 per 1,000 people [61st of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 33 % [31st of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 25 % [36th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 84.8 % [12th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 2.3% [78th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 3.24 % [25th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 24 % [39th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 89.2% [1st of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 121 per 1,000 people [36th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 34.1% [29th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 45.3% [134th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 40.1% [132nd of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 145.58 (est)
Spending > Per person 9 [122nd of 133]
Spending > Private 1.3 [113rd of 141]
Spending > Public 1.3%
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 306 [87th of 106]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 10.5% [9th of 185]
Total fertility rate 5.3 [28th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 114 [49th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 17.87 % [172nd of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 76% [109th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 66.6 % [143rd of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 32.3 % [2nd of 13]
Water availability 3,247 cubic meters [101st of 169]
Women circumcised 1 [19th of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0.000185185 per 1,000 people [17th of 27]
Women circumcised share 1% [19th of 27]

 

SOURCES UNICEF; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva WHO, 2000; Wikipedia List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary The State of the World's Children 2002. New York Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050 The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050 The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise


Sports
 

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place 1 [11th of 13]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 580 [58th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 107.407 per 1 million people [76th of 197]
World Cup Totals > Draws 0 [65th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 0 per 10 million people [57th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 6 [61st of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 11.111 per 10 million people [36th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 1 [63rd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 1.852 per 10 million people [50th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 3 [46th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 55.556 per 100 million people [28th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 3 [55th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 55.556 per 100 million people [36th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 0 [69th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 0 per 10 million people [60th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 0 [55th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 0 per 10 million people [68th of 69]


Food
 

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beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 51.6 % [8th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 21.45 % [34th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 15.53 % [23rd of 155]


SOURCES
Wikipedia African Footballer of the Year ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise

Language
 
French speakers 3,000 [24th of 31]
French speakers (per capita) 0.006 per 10 people [25th of 30]
French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages
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)
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 53 [153rd of 174]

 

SOURCES Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 259 [65th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.047963 per 1,000 people [52nd of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 7 [73rd of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.0012963 per 1,000 people [57th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 139 [79th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0257407 per 1,000 people [70th of 147]
Catholic > Religious Priests 125 [75th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0231481 per 1,000 people [70th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 384 [72nd of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0711111 per 1,000 people [59th of 148]
Catholics 1,297,000 [69th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 22.32 [69th of 150]
Islam > Percentage 14.414% [69th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 13.7% [72nd of 168]
Islam > Population 778,368 [75th of 165]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 13.7 % [34th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 13,664 [61st of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 2.26833 per 1,000 people [81st of 177]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 539,744 [70th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 9.5 % [74th of 163]
Religions
Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
Religions > All
indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Muslim 20%
Religions > Muslim 20 % [50th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 27.8 % [63rd of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 1,579,462 [70th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 8,829 [82nd of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 16,350 per 10 million people [108th of 222]

 

SOURCES Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise


3) Media

 
Catholic

Average cost of local call 0.1 [43rd of 151]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 1 [60th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 0.2 per million people [57th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 1 [59th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 0.2 per million people [56th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 1 [57th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 0.2 per million people [53rd of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology 1 [57th of 73]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita) 0.2 per million people [55th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 1 [60th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 0.2 per million people [57th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 5 [65th of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 0.998 per million people [62nd of 79]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 44.64 % [27th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 12.35 % [131st of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 2.19 per 1,000 people [59th of 89]
DVD region 5 [19th of 171]
E-Government rating 52 [14th of 182]
Fax machines 1.96 per 1,000 people [56th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 81.74 per 1,000 people [120th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 5VA - 5VZ
Households with television > % 51.23 % [87th of 160]
International dialling code 228
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 127,249,400 min. [5th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 20.708 min. per capita [5th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 5,000,000 $ [72nd of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 3.172 $ per $1,000 of GDP [95th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 0.963 $ per capita [107th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 443,635 [124th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 72.194 per 1 million people [135th of 201]
Newspaper circulation 10,000 [48th of 51]
Newspaper circulation (per capita) 1.85185 per 1,000 people [49th of 51]
Newspapers 1 [67th of 67]
Newspapers (per capita) 0.185185 per 1 million people [64th of 67]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 10,000 [58th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 1.864 per 1,000 people [58th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 5,184,000 [5th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily (per capita) 966.488 per 1,000 people [2nd of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Periodicals 2,496,000 [8th of 26]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Periodicals (per capita) 465.346 per 1,000 people [7th of 26]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 1 [71st of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.186 per million people [70th of 104]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 52 [32nd of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily (per capita) 9.695 per million people [33rd of 68]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals 24 [34th of 40]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals (per capita) 4.474 per million people [31st of 40]
Number of PCs 171 [98th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.197 per $10 million of GDP [25th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.317 per 10,000 people [109th of 169]
Personal computers 185,000 [39th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 30.106 per 1 million people [41st of 171]
Phone subscribers 30.72 [144th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 85 % [51st of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 12.34 $/month [75th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 15.45 $/month [56th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 4
Radio receivers 940,000 [110th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.195 per capita [125th of 182]
Radios 940,000 [112nd of 221]
Radios (per capita) 174.074 per 1,000 people [156th of 212]
Royalties and fees $0.00 [79th of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 48.6 % [18th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 20900000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 5.73 % GDP [23rd of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 62385540000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 3.98 $ [12th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 1,931.092 $ per $1 trillion of GD [12th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 664.62 $ per 1 million people [31st of 178]
Telephone employees, total 1,099 [81st of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.184 per 1,000 people [83rd of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 6.19 per 100 mainlines [67th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 58,634 [119th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 9.542 per 1,000 people [125th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 502,269 [115th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.088 per 1,000 people [121st of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 362.62 [60th of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
microwave radio relay and open-wire lines for conventional system; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 15 telephones per 100 persons
Telephone system > General assessment
fair system based on a network of microwave radio relay routes supplemented by open-wire lines and a mobile-cellular system
Telephone system > International
country code - 228; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Symphonie
Telephone system > Regulation 1999
Telephones > Main lines in use 82,100 [117th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 13.027 per 1,000 people [128th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 1,190,000 [114th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 208.714 per 1,000 people [132nd of 185]
Television broadcast stations 3 [50th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.621 per million people [54th of 67]
Television receivers 73,000 [138th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 15.108 per 1,000 people [147th of 179]
Television standard > VHF
SECAM K
Televisions 73,000 [140th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 13.5185 per 1,000 people [181st of 209]
Website defacements 1 [115th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 0.185185 per 1 million people [112nd of 124]

 

SOURCES Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise
 

Internet
 

Country code .tg
Hosts 769 [157th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 131.258 per million people [172nd of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 40.13 Mbps [68th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 18.218 Mbps per $1 trillion of [48th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 6.531 Mbps per 1 billion peop [68th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 3 [132nd of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.000555556 per 1,000 people [148th of 215]
ISP 3 [25th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 542.774 per billion people [24th of 127]
Livejournal users 66 [139th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 44.69 $/month [33rd of 180]
Secure Internet servers 2 [161st of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.325 per 1 million people [149th of 189]
TLD .tg
Users 320,000 [94th of 190]
Users (per capita) 50.776 per 1,000 people [113rd of 184]

 

SOURCES IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Togo, Togolese Republic, Republique Togolaise


4) Tourism

1. Voodoo Fetish Market
Any visitor to Lomé should not pass up the opportunity to visit this traditional voodoo fetish market. Built around a small lot, the market consists of tables displaying every body part of any animal imaginable, from hyena heads to monkey testicles and shark teeth. Tourists are often invited to participate in a small ceremony with a voodoo holy man and encouraged to hold and feed the live monkeys chained around the market. This is certainly an experience not to be missed, but beware of trying to take a shriveled monkey head in your suitcase through customs and back into your country!

2. Le Grand Marché
Lomé’s central market is the commercial hub of the capital. Here one can find anything and everything, from shoes and motorcycle parts to fresh fruit and vegetables. As elsewhere in West Africa, women dominate market life. Weaving through the Grand Marché, these market women can be heard joking, gossiping, and laughing with one another, hawking their wares at the top of their lungs and berating their children. The crowds of the market sway to the beat of Togolese music pumping from ancient boom boxes. Lomé’s market presents the quintessential picture of the spirit and vivacity of Togo and its people.

3. Baguida and Avepozo
Looking to enjoy Togo’s pristine beaches? The beaches outside of Lomé are definitely cleaner and safer to hit. Short drives along the coast from the capital take visitors to the small beach towns of Baguda and Avepozo, some of the most beautiful and untouched beaches on the West African coast, lined with coconut trees and colorful fishing boats. The only problem is that you’ll never want to leave!

4. Aného
On the easternmost end of Togo’s short coast sits Aného, the spiritual center of the Guin-Mina people. Built on a lagoon, this town was the first German administrative center on the coast and later the capital of the region. Much of the colonial architecture still exists and is well worth a visit.

5. Agbodrafo
Now a small, peaceful place half an hour from Lomé, this small town was once Porto Seguro, a Portuguese fort and an important station along the Slave Coast. Though much evidence of Agbodrafo’s cruel past has been erased, one can still visit the Woold Home (also called the maison des esclaves) and see the chains that bound the slaves who were kept there.

6. Kpalimé
Located an hour and a half from Lomé, this town is cherished for its supreme natural beauty. Kpalimé is surrounded by several hills covered in rain forest, with small villages, deep valleys, and stunning waterfalls. Local guides can arrange hikes of various lengths through the forest, to the peaks of Mount Agou and Mount Kloto, and to the Kpoeta and Tomegbe waterfalls. Once the center of the coffee and cocoa trade, the town still has some impressive colonial buildings, such as the German cathedral and the governor’s house.

7. Sokodé
The second-largest city in Togo, Sokodé has a large Muslim population and a strong North African flavor. Life in this part of Togo is organized around the chiefdoms of the Tem people, which dictate political, social, and religious practices. The music and dance of the Sokodé people is some of the most impressive in the country, especially during the many religious festivals and ceremonies. Explore Sokodé’s markets, and buy some of the fabric for which the city’s artisans are known.

8. Koutammakou
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated about an hour’s drive north of the town of Kara in the Kara region. It is famous for its batammariba, the round, mud-built houses of the Takienta people that have become a symbol of Togo. Tour the region and learn about the spiritual practices of the Takienta.

9. Réserve de Sarakawa
If you’re intent on seeing some typical African wildlife while you’re in Togo, head to the Kara region and the Sarakawa Reserve. Once the private game reserve of President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, it is home to zebras, buffalo, antelope, and many bird species.

10. Caves of Nano and Maproug
These caves, inhabited during periods of strife between the 17th and 19th centuries, are located in the very north of Togo. The caves are part of a long escarpment that reaches across the savanna toward Burkina Faso. Though many of the original items found in the caves, such as weapons, have disappeared, visitors can see how cave dwellers adapted the traditional architecture of villages outside the caves to create their homes within.

When to Go
It is best to visit Togo during its cooler months (though it is always pretty hot) April to July and September to November.



 

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