A: Togo lies on the geographical coordinates of 8° 0' 0" N, 1° 10' 0" E.
Latitude and Longitude of Togo in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||8.0||1.1667|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||8° 0' 0" N||1° 10' 0" E|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:884747.8706304557 Easting:297938.4604637805 Zone:31P|
More detail about Togo
Togo is Coming Back to Acceptance in Africa
Togo is a west African country that is literally in between Ghana and Benin. Togo has been shunned by many other African countries over the years but has become welcomed by many people after a series of changes have been made to its political system. These changes are being used as a means of giving more support to the people who live there.
Togo had been ruled for nearly forty years by General Gnassingbe Eyadema. He had been the military ruler of Togo for the later third of the twentieth century. His party, the Rally of the Togolese People party, had full control over the country?s government for much of this time.
The concern about the RPT is that it kept the people of Togo from being able to be free in thought. This included working with controls that involved what Eyadema had in mind for his people. The party even developed a large cult surrounding it with regards to the powers that Eyadema had over all other people in Togo.
In 2007 Togo had its first elections. This came two years after Eyadema?s death. The country moved into a democratic rule during this time. The RPT continues to hold power for most of the country?s government. However, the country is now working with multiple parties and organizations that are competing for political rule. It is also much easier for people in Togo to express their political opinions without risking anything and to vote for other parties.
This has allowed Togo to be more competitive with other African countries. In fact, most people who fled Togo as refugees into other countries around Africa have come back to Togo. There are still a little over ten thousand refugees who have yet to return back into their old homes in Togo though.