The primary airport in Togo for international flights is at Lome. There are a number of airports in Togo. However, not all Togo airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Togo airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Togo.
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordering Ghana in the west, Benin in the east and Burkina Faso in the north. In the south, it has a short Gulf of Guinea coast, on which the capital Lome is located.
In the north the land is characterized by a gently rolling savannah in contrast to the center of the country, which is characterized by hills. The south of Togo is characterized by a plateau which reaches to a coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes.
In an 1884 treaty signed at Togoville, Germany declared a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland. This became a German colony in 1905. After World War I, the colony became two League of Nations mandates, administered by the United Kingdom and France. After World War II, these mandates became UN Trust Territories. 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. Independence came in 1960 under Sylvanus Olympio. Decades of political instability followed.
Togo's small sub-Saharan economy is heavily dependent on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for 65% of the labor force. Cocoa, coffee, and cotton together generate about 30% of export earnings. Togo is self-sufficient in basic foodstuffs when harvests are normal, with occasional regional supply difficulties. In the industrial sector, phosphate mining is by far the most important activity, although it has suffered from the collapse of world phosphate prices and increased foreign competition.
51% of the Togolese people follow indigenous African beliefs. The second largest religious group in Togo are Christians, who make up 29% of the population. The other 20% follow Islam. In addition to following local animist beliefs, most people identify themselves as either Christian or Muslim. Togo's culture reflects the influences of its thirty-seven tribal ethnic groups, the largest and most influential of which are the Ewe, Mina, and Kabre. French is the official language of Togo, but many native African languages are spoken there as well.
President Eyadema, who ruled Togo under a one-party system for nearly twenty-five of his thirty-seven years in power, died of a heart attack on February 5, 2005. A coup following shortly thereafter, placed his son in temporarily in power, but the nation remained unstable. In August 2006, the government and the opposition signed an accord providing for the participation of opposition parties in a transitional government. ()