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Togo

Togo - country of phosphate

Togo in West Africa, all known as the Republic of Togo. "Togo" in local language means "water" or "the shore of Lake couch" means. An area of 56,800 square kilometers. Population of 5.68 million, with the Ewe, Mina, Ekebosuo more than 40 tribes. Many residents believe in fetishism. Official language is French, Ewe and cabo out language. CFA franc currency. Lome (Lome). Togo Map

National Flag

Togo Flag

The flag of Togo is a broad cross-section of green and yellow horizontal stripes with, in the upper-left corner, a red square painted with a white five-pointed star. Green symbolizes hope and agriculture, whereas yellow is the fate of the motherland, a symbol of confidence and the country's mineral resources. The red symbol is of human faith, love and devotion and white symbolizes purity.

History

In the 15th century, the Portuguese colonialists invaded the coastal area of Togo. It then became a German colony in 1884. September 1920, Togo West, eastern England, France were occupied, "World War", by the British and French were "managed." Ghana gained independence in 1957 and in April 1960 there was a formal declaration of independence, when it became known as the Republic of Togo.

Economic and Cultural Customs

Togo is an agricultural country; agriculture accounts for 70% of the population. Crops include potatoes, cocoa and coffee. Agricultural products, phosphate and the re-export trade are Togo's three economic pillars. Its main mineral resources are phosphates, and it is the world's fourth-largest phosphate producer.

Togo youth wrestling is an important social activity. In Togo, young people must first prove himself in the wrestling field as a warrior. Cabille ethnic states that a man must participate in wrestling for three consecutive years to become a full member of this family and be allowed to be married.

Ancient Basari Serbs to bat as auspicious objects, as Basari family living in forest areas, mosquitoes rampant, especially something called "sleep vacantly," the mosquitoes were biting it, they are sleeping to death. The bat is to help people eliminate this terrible Basari mosquito. So many people have bats in the body text of the pattern.

Togo houses

Togo houses are built as a fortress-style housing. The housing is generally composed of several towers, each tower having two storeys. In each block, there are two rooms: an upper level bedroom and a lower stockroom for the storage of food and daily necessities. There is a connection between the tower walls, forming a strong fortress. The partition wall between the middle of the two towers has a door leading to the estate of the inner court. If there is a foreign invasion, people with strong fortresses and long-term storage of food survive.

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