Geography of Togo
Togo is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 56,785 km² (approx. 21,925 mi²). Continental shelf of Togo is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Togo is located in Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent. African countries include, but are not limited to, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Togo has 3 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana. Togo is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Togo is 236 m (774 ft).
Total length of land borders of Togo is 1880 kilometers (~726 miles). Togo shares its land borders with 3 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Togo, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Togo has 3 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Benin, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. The lengths of the land borders of Togo with its neighbouring countries are as follows:
- Benin - 644 km (400 mi),
- Burkina Faso - 126 km (78 mi),
- Ghana - 877 km (545 mi).
The capital city of Togo is Lomé. The largest city in Togo is Lomé.
The average elevation range of Togo is 236 m (774 ft). The highest point of Togo is Mont Agou, with its official height being 986 m (3,235 ft). The lowest point of Togo is Bight of Benin. The elevation difference between the highest (Mont Agou) and lowest (Bight of Benin) points of Togo is 986 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Togo is 56,785 km² (approx. 21,925 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Togo is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Togo is approximately 56,785 km² (~21,925 mi²). Togo is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
8,000 km² of Togo's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 14% of all the land in the country. There are 24,038 km² of arable land in Togo, and it comprises 42% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Togo are phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land.