Lomé, Togo – West Africa

Grand Marché in Lomé

Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo, in West Africa. It has an urban population of 837,437while there were 1,477,660 permanent residents in its metropolitan area as of the 2010 census. Located on the Gulf of Guinea at the southwest corner of the country, with its entire western border along the easternmost point of Ghana‘s Volta Region, Lomé is the country’s administrative and industrial center, which includes an oil refinery. It is also the country’s chief port, from where it exports coffee, cocoa, copra and oil palm kernels. 


1 USD = 600.50 West African CFA Franc. 

5 $ = 3,002.50 CFA         

10 $ = 6,005.00 CFA       

100 $ = 60,050.00 CFA    

Language: Togo is a multilingual country, which according to one count has 44 languages spoken. The official language is French. English spoken only at tourist sights.

Taxi – a real taxi can be found only near the port and in Lome at hotels and tourist sights. Check with drivers if they accept USD or EUR before commiting to a journey. 

Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Sacred Heart Cathedral it is the mother of the Archdiocese of Lome, one of the seven Catholic church districts of the African Republic of Togo. Built in just over a year by the German colonial authorities, then it became one of the iconic buildings of the new capital of Togo.

Monument de l´independence

The Monument de l´independence was built as a tribute to Togo´s independence from France on April 27, 1960. The structure is composed of a human silhouette carved within it and surrounded by promenades, palm trees, manicured lawns, fountains and a black gold iron fence.

Monument de l´independence
Plage de sable fin de Lome

As with most capitals on the West African coast, Lomé enjoys a sandy beach lined with coconut palms.

Plage de sable fin de Lome

Temperature +33, the body requires refreshing drinks.. 🥵

Peace dove statue in Lomé, Togo

Lomé has excellent local beer, to wich this statue is dedicated. We also confirm.. 🍺😋👍🏼

To get on a good road and more prestigious areas, you need to pay an antrance fee.

The meeting point of Lake Togo and the Atlantic Ocean

Professional interest.. 😉 🤩

Oil storage terminal in Lomé, Togo

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Visited May 9, 2023 🌍

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