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Information About Togo

Country Information

Togo classified as one of the poor countries in West Africa

Official name: Republic of Togo

Population: 6 million

Area: 56,600 km 2

Political system: republic Capital: Lomé

Political region: maritime region, plateau region, central region, Kara region and savannah region.

Currency: Fcfa

GDP (per capita): $900 (2010 estimate)

Languages: French (official language), (English, German)

Religions: Roman Catholic, ancestral practices of Animism.

Country bordering GHANA to the west, BENIN to the east, BURKINA FASO to the north, ATLANTIC OCEAN to the south - GULF OF GUINEA

CDH Story: One of CDH members meeting story

Mission/Project, Learning Experience, Work camp Place Information

With Centre Des Hommes the missions, learning or travel experience and the workcamps take place most of the time in the villages near the town of Kpalimé to better manage and identify several workcamps at the same time.

All the villages are almost of the same size being located in the same great region of the plateaus and the same climatic situation. However, according to the needs of certain cities and villages of the country, we intervene on request in these villages or cities to organize these workcamps also in these cities.

The city of Kpalimé has about 80,000 inhabitants, you will find a post office, telephone, fax, Internet, hospital, market, banks, video club, hotel (air-conditioned rooms, bar-restaurant, swimming pool, maquis) where traditional and European meals are prepared. It is a smiling and colorful city located at 250 m of altitude, where you can visit the handicraft center and the weavers' workshop without forgetting the art store represented by Centre Des Hommes located on the Atakpamé-Kpalimé road, which is a source of funding for projects.

The villages near Kpalimé EYOH, YOKELE, THE VILLAGES OF KEPLES, HAGNIGBAN, TSAME, KPODJI, LAVIE, KPIME THE VILLAGES OF KOUMA, THE VILLAGES OF DANYI, THE VILLAGES OF AGOU, WHERE ARE THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS OF TOGO OF ABOUT 1000METRES ALTITUDE etc In these villages, the majority of the population are farmers, housekeepers, school teachers, high school teachers. One can also find there the post office rarely of the Internet services, dispensary, market, cab public transport...

The population of these villages is essentially peasant and offers a particular hospitality. You will find tropical fruits everywhere in these villages. Some of these villages are very touristy, especially those located on the hill plateaus with a very impressive greenery and a climate that is good for living. Mostly young and very welcoming, the population of these villages has for the main activity the agriculture. The cultural activities and customs of these villages reflect the Ewe tradition. The folklore and traditional dances of each village are typical and unique. Dances such as akpessè, agbadja, gazo, amamano, attrikpoe are on display. A predominantly animist culture, authentic red clay huts, makes the landscape of these villages pleasant.

The indication, orientation and description of a road coming from Ghana (Kpando road) to Kpalimé: From Kpalimé take the road to Kpando (Ghana) all in twists and turns, flanked by waterfalls, teak trees and a luxuriant vegetation. After a beautiful view on the plain, we arrive at Kloto (11km), at 600 m of altitude. We can stop at the comfortable camp (16 km). Restaurant, bar and art objects. By a goat trail, we will go to Missahohé, a picturesque site dominated by Mount Kloto (960m), from where we have a magnificent view on the city of Kpalimé and on Mount Agou. You can ask to visit the Hausberg (Viale Castle). Take a walk in the classified forest of Eyoh, very beautiful where you can see the waterfall of Eyoh, many flowers, pineapple fruits, and wild mango trees.

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