Republic of Togolese

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World Convention is currently building a global reference for the countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 175. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 196 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Background

The small west African nation of Togo is sandwiched between Benin and Ghana with Burkina Faso to the north. The Gulf of Guinea makes up the southern coastline where the majority of the estimated 6 million people live. Togo covers an area of about 57, 000 sq km (22, 000 sq miles). The capital, Lome, lies on the coast. Inland a mountain chain crosses the country north to south. The far northwest is mainly granite tablelands but nearer the coast are plains with arable land. Less than one third of the land mass of Togo is arable thus much of the agriculture is subsistence with food crops including yams, cassava, maize, beans, rice, and sorghum. Export crops include coffee, cocoa and cotton. Some cattle, sheep and pigs are raised in the north. The most significant mineral output is phosphate. The Gross National Product is a little more than $300 per person.

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