French-speaking Togo, with a population of 7.8 million and an area of 56,786 square kilometres, is one of Africa's smallest nations. Its capital, Lomé, is home to 1.5 million people.
Togo's economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, with cocoa, cotton and coffee among its leading exports. Togo is also a significant producer of phosphate.
Togo is a member of a number of multilateral organisations, including La Francophonie and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, the financial arm of ECOWAS, and the West African Development Bank are headquatered in Lomé. Togo was a founding member of the African Union. Togo is also a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.
The Australian Ambassador to Togo is resident in Accra, in neighbouring Ghana.
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