Flag of Togo

Togo Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTG, TGO, 768
Official NameTogolese Republic
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling Code+228
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 8.3 million
Total Area56,785 km²
Highest PointMont Agou (986 meters, 3,235 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 661
Life Expectancy61 years
Internet TLD.tg

Togo National Anthem

Salut à toi, pays de nos aïeux (Hail to thee, land of our forefathers)

Hail to thee, land of our forefathers,
Thou who made them strong, peaceful and happy,
Men who for posterity cultivated virtue and bravery.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Togo Flag

The national flag of Togo was officially adopted on April 27, 1960, shortly before gaining independence from France. It was designed by Ablode Paul Fiawoo, a prominent Togolese artist and cultural figure.

The flag consists of five horizontal stripes of alternating green and yellow, with a red square bearing a white five-pointed star in the upper left corner. The green stripes symbolize the country’s agriculture and forests, the yellow represents the country’s natural mineral resources, and the red square stands for the blood shed in the struggle for independence. The white star symbolizes life, purity, peace, dignity, and Togo’s independence.

The design of the flag was inspired by the Pan-African colors and the layout of the flag of Liberia, a symbol of African liberty and independence. The flag reflects Togo’s aspirations for freedom and unity within Africa.

Since its adoption, the flag of Togo has been a symbol of national pride and sovereignty. It represents the country’s cultural heritage, its rich natural resources, and the resilience of its people. The flag is prominently displayed in public spaces and during national and international events, serving as a reminder of Togo’s history and its place in the global community.