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Here are some interesting facts about Togo - Category: Introduction - Background: French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multiparty elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and fire from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Lorempo LANDJERGUE; chancery: 2208 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone: [1] (202) 234-4212; FAX: [1] (202) 232-3190

Category: People - Total fertility rate (children born/woman): 4.85 children born/woman (2008 estimate)

Category: Economy - Natural gas - production (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

Category: Geography - Coastline (km): 56 km

Category: Transportation - Ports and terminals: Kpeme, Lome

Category: Communications - Telephones - main lines in use: 82,100 (2006)

Category: Military - Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,365,505; females age 16-49: 1,374,993 (2008 estimate)

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: in 2001, Benin claimed Togo moved boundary monuments - joint commission continues to resurvey the boundary; in 2006 14,000 Togolese refugees remain in Benin and Ghana out of the 40,000 who fled there in 2005

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  1. Communications - Telephones - main lines in use: 82,100 (2006)

  2. Economy - GDP - per capita (PPP): 0 (2008 estimate)

  3. Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 0 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook