Country statistics


Land area: 21,000 sq miles (54,390 sq km)

Total area: 21,925 sq miles (56,785 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 6,199,841 (growth rate: 2.7%); birth rate: 36.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 55.5/1000; life expectancy: 59.9; density per sq miles: 272

Capital City: Lomé

Monetary unit: CFA Franc

Languages: French (official, commerce); Ewé, Mina (South); Kabyé, Dagomba (North); and many dialects

Ethnicity/race: native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%

Religions: Indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Islam 20%

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