Interesting facts about Togo

Togo is a small and rather poor African country. However, those few tourists who dare to cross it, talk about the friendliness of local residents, the beauty of harsh local landscapes and about a lot of other interesting facts. Of course, Togo is not popular with tourists, but perhaps the local government will manage to correct this situation.

Togo’s army is considered the most organized and equipped in the tropical part of Africa.

The capital of Togo, Lomé is located on the territory of the so-called Slave Coast. It looks like the Bay of slavers from the famous series “The Game of Thrones”, is not it?

Local residents are engaged in fishing and agriculture. But cattle here are practically not bred, since in this area a tsetse fly inhabits, deadly for him dangerous.

The market in Lomé, the capital of Togo, is famous on a regional scale. On Wednesdays and Fridays, traders from all the surrounding countries come there.

Trade, and in general private business, mostly engaged in women. The most successful and rich people are called “mom-bentz”, as they mostly drive around on “Mercedes”.

In the cities of Togo, luxurious high-rise buildings border on the traditional adobe huts of the local poor. Such are the contrasts.

Despite the fact that Togo was under the protection of Germans, British and French at different times, the French language was the official language here.

In the country side by side, both Christianity and Islam coexist, but most of the inhabitants are still adherents of the voodoo cult.

Only 10% of the territory of Togo is covered by forests, but in spite of this, 70% of the country’s energy balance is provided by charcoal.

In the 1970s, the first artistic films of Togolese filmmakers, the African Soul and Kuami, took part in film festivals of Asian and African countries, held in Tashkent.

The inhabitants of that one have a banana moonshine. Often it is used for voodoo rituals.

In the capital is the largest in the world traditional market. There you can buy almost anything: dried heads of crocodiles, skulls, carcasses of birds and rodents, talismans for luck, medicinal herbs, amulets.

The main attraction of the country is the palace of the ruler Mlapa III, located on the shore of Lake Togo.