Flag of Togo

Flag of Togo

The flag of Togo was designed by Aheyi Paul and it has been adopted in 1960. It consists of five horizontal stripes altering between green and orange-yellow color. In the pole part of the flag, a red square that bears symbol of white five-pointed star is placed. The colors used are of classic pan-African symbolism, therefore, it stands for solidarity among all the independent African nations. The flag´s design is very similar to Liberian flag. Five lanes allegedly represent the five regions of the country - the coast, the plateau, the central region, Kara region and savannas. Another interpretation says that the five bars indicate five fingers, which should symbolize human behavior.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes TG, TGO (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Togolese Republic
Capital city Lomé
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 7 538 000 (2019)
Total area 56 785 km2
Highest point Mont Agou (986 m, 3 235 ft)
Lowest point Bight of Benin
GDP per capita $ 679 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency West African CFA franc (Fr, XOF)
Calling code +228
Internet TLD .tg

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