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Gulf of Guinea, Lome, West Africa, Atlantic Ocean, largest city

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Togo, republic in West Africa, bounded on the north by Burkina Faso, on the east by Benin, on the south by the Gulf of Guinea (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean), and on the west by Ghana. Togo extends about 550 km (about 340 mi) in a north-south direction and ranges from about 40 to 130 km (about 25 to 80 mi) in width. The country has an area of 56,785 sq km (21,925 sq mi). Lome is the capital and largest city.

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Togo

Blier, Suzanne Preston. African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power. University of Chicago Press, 1995. Examination of the complex art of contemporary vodun cultures of southern Benin and Togo in West Africa.

Decalo, Samuel. Historical Dictionary of Togo. Scarecrow, 1996.

Kaplan, Robert D. The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy. Knopf, 1997. Part travelogue and part memoir of the author's journey across West Africa and Central Asia.

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Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.



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