Overview for Togo
Togo is a narrow country in West Africa, just less than 57,000 square kilometers (22,000 sq mi) with a population of more than 6,600,000 people, which are dependent mainly on agriculture. The mild weather makes for good growing seasons as Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation.
It is sandwiched between Ghana on the west and Benin on the east, with a small border with Burkina Faso to the north, and a 56km coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
In 1884, Germany declared a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland resulting in the German colony of Togoland in 1905. In August 1914, Togoland became two League of Nations mandates, administered by the United Kingdom and France. Later, the residents of British Togoland voted to join the Gold Coast as part of the new independent nation of Ghana, and French Togoland became an autonomous republic within the French Union.
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The climate is generally tropical with average temperatures ranging from 27°C on the coast to about 30°C in the northernmost regions, with a dry climate and characteristics of a tropical savanna. To the south there are two seasons of rain (the first between April and July and the second between October and November).
Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of 90 days except transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft within 24 hours, (provided they are not leaving the airport) and children under 15 if accompanied by their parents. Application is best accomplished at your local Consultate.
Togo has a variety of religions making it a Western African melting pot (Indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Muslim 20%). Best way is to say hello to everyone when coming and going. Handshakes are key. Also maybe if you try to get to know them you will fit in. Make sure you make yourself feel like you are at home. Don't make it too homey, though, because you don't want to get on their bad side.