Yearbook 1996

Togo. A number of filling elections meant that Rassemblement du peuple togolais (RPT, the Togolese People’s Collection) gained its own majority in the National Assembly. With 43 out of a total of 81 seats, the RPT no longer needed to remain in coalition with the Union togolaise pour la démocratie (UTD, Togolese Federation for Democracy), which it has not been equated with for some time. This in turn meant that the UTD’s Edem Kodjo resigned as prime minister. In his stead, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma appointed Kwasi Klutse as prime minister on August 20.

  • ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG: What does TG stand for? In the field of geography, this two letter acronym means Togo. Check this to see its other meanings in English and other 35 languages.

Togo – Lome


Lomé, capital of Togo; 1. 7 million residents (2012). Lomé, which is located on the Gulf of Guinea, is the center of the country’s trade, culture and administration. The city is also an export port for phosphates, cocoa, coffee, copra, cotton and palm products. Goods from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are also exported from the port. In Lomé there are universities (founded in 1965). The Lomé Convention was signed here in 1975.

Since Lomé became the seat of the German colonial administration in Togo in 1897, the city has also developed into a commercial center.

Population 1996

According to, the population of Togo in 1996 was 4,226,180, ranking number 117 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.290% yearly, and the population density was 77.7035 people per km2.

Togo Population Distribution by Age