Official name: Republic of Togo
Area: 56,785 sq. km
Official languages: French
Other languages: Ewe, Mina, Kabiye, Dagomba
Population: 6,191, 155 million (July 2013 est.)
Religions: Indigenous beliefs (50%), Christians (30%), Muslims (20%)
Independence day: 27 April 1960 from France
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is the Head of the State. The President of the Republic is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 5-year term (no term limits). The Prime Minister and members of the Government are appointed by the President.
Legislative: Unicameral Parliament also called the National Assembly. Members are directly elected by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court are the highest courts. The Assizes Court, courts of appeal, tribunals of first instance, The Court of State Security and the military tribunal are all subordinate courts.
Foreign policy: Togo is a member of AU, UN, IMF, FAO, OIF, WHO, WIPO, WTO, UNHCR, UNESCO, etc.
GDP: 4,339 billion USD (IMF 2012 est.)
Main economic resources: coffee, cocoa, cotton, yam, cassava, corn, beans, rice, etc
Major Trading Partners: Germany, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, China, France, India, USA, etc.
Legal system based on the French civil law and on customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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