Togo Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than West Virginia 2013
Area > Land 54,385 sq km 2008 124th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 9.28 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 134th out of 224
Area > Total 56,785 sq km 2013 127th out of 251
Area > Water 2,400 sq km 2013 86th out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,168 2008 75th out of 169
Climate tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north 2013
Coastline 56 km 2014 178th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 8 00 N, 1 10 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 21,925 square miles 2013 58th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Benin 644 km, Burkina Faso 126 km, Ghana 877 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 44.2% 2013 8th out of 246
Location Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana 2013
Natural resources phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land 2013
Terrain gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Togo Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Togo ranked third for land use > arable land amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Togo ranked #7 for maritime claims > territorial sea globally in 2013.
  • Togo ranked 4th last for area > total amongst Former French colonies in 2013.
  • Togo ranked 11 places from the bottom for area > land > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008.