Monday, May 25, 2009

Togo (Africa), Introduction

Togo, officially Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordering Ghana to the west,Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guineaas a perpendicular line, its height is five times larger than its base. its size is smaller than that of Orissa.
Togo, Birdering red
Its rank from the bottom is 21st. and from the top is 166. Its national average per capita income using atlas method (est. 2003) is 310. In other methods and measurements IMF(est. 2007), Wb (est.2007), CIA (est.2008) is
The voltaic peoples and the Kwa, from along the Volta river, were the earliest known inhabitants. Over the next 200 years, the Ewe people, fromNigeria, followed in the 14th. century and the Ane , from Ghana, in the 18th century. In the 18th. century , the coastal region was occupied by Danish colonists who controlled the slave trade in the region. In the 19th. century Danish had been replaced by germans.The first German connection with Togo was the arrival of missionaries in 1847 to work among the largest trbal group in the region, the Ewe. German traders soon follw, establishing a base at Anecho on the coa. When Bismarck decided to put together an off- the- peg German empire in Afrca, Togo was one of the three places he selected on the west coast.His representative, Gustav nachgal, duly arrived in 1884 to persuade several of the tribalchieftainsto accept the protectionof the German empire. Togo was recognised by the European powers as a German colony.During the next decades German military expeditions won control over the interior. By the end of the centuryit was possible to establish the inland frontiers with Germany's two colonial neighbours, France in 1897 and Great Britain in 1899.