Togo

Learning about Togo is more fun with our flag colouring page, printables and worksheets. We've got some interesting facts for you to discover with the kids, too.

Children in Togo

Fun Facts About Togo

  • The Togolese Republic is a narrow, west African country running south from Burkina Faso to its coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana is to the west and Benin is on its eastern border.
  • Notse is a city with a 14.5km wall built by the Ewe, an indigenous people, around 1600.
  • Togo was part of the "slave coast" in the 18th and 19th centuries. 2-3 million slaves were traded to the West Indies by Europeans.
  • Togo was invaded by Britain and France during WW1 and divided into two territories. The country gained independence in 1960.
  • Lome, the biggest city on the southwestern coast, is a busy port and was capital during the period of German colonial rule from 1897.
  • Lome is notable for sandy beaches and the world’s largest voodoo market, called the "Marche des Fetishes". Many Togonese still follow voodoo beliefs and medicine. Voodoo was exported to Haiti.

Traditional mud huts in Togo
Traditional mud houses, takienta, in Togo

  • Koutammakou is an area in northeast Togo (extending into Benin) inhabited by the Batammariba people. Their mud tower-houses, called "takienta", have become the symbol of Togo. It is a Unesco World Heritage site .
  • Emmanuel Adebeyor is Togo’s most famous footballer and was captain when Togo played in the 2006 World Cup.
  • In 2015 Togo was rated as the saddest country on earth but happily in 2018 it had the biggest rise in the ‘World Happiness Report’.

The Togo Flag

The Togo Flag

The national flag of Togo has a red square with a white star in the top left corner, and five stripes (3 green, 2 yellow). The white star is said to represent hope. The flag was adopted on 28th April 1960.


Our Togo Resources

Togo Flag Colouring Page

Togo Flag Colouring Page

The flag of Togo mixes green, yellow and red, so grab those colours and then print out our Togo flag colouring page for the kids.

Togo Flag Printable

Togo Flag Printable

Here is the flag of Togo, ready to print out. This printable contains four different sizes to choose from...

Togo Location Worksheet

Togo Location Worksheet

Help children identify the tiny country of Togo on a map of Africa with these location worksheets.

Togo On Map Of Africa

Togo On Map Of Africa

This simplified outline of the continent of Africa shows Togo highlighted in red.

Togo Worksheet

Togo Worksheet

Encourage the children to find out, or store, some interesting facts about the AFrican country of Togo with this worksheet.

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