One of the smallest states of African continent, Togo is located on the shore of the Gulf of Guinea. The majority of population of Togo is natives with small admixture of Europeans. The official language of Togo as former colony of France is French, but there are multiple local tongues spoken in the country except it. The total amount of tribes is up to 37. More than a half of Togolese practice African animist beliefs, but Christian and Muslim communities exist there too. Togo greatly suffered from the slave trade in the previous times, been called the Slave Coast by the European colonists. The state became independent in 1960. The legal tender notes and coins of Togo are francs. The state maintains close economic and cultural relations with its former mother country France still.
Economically Togo is one of the most stable in the region, but it is vulnerable from falling of market prices, however. About a half of Togolese people live in poverty. Togo exports agricultural goods (cocoa, peanuts, coffee), gold powder, cotton, clinkers, petroleum and other commodities. Indigenous people of Togo are famous by their traditional wood-carvings, often sold as souvenirs to foreigners. Tourists can see the African style of living conserved from the ancient times. Political system of Togo is stated as presidential republic, but in fact it’s authoritarian state, because all powers belong to one person, who caught the rule by military coup. Current president of Togo is a son of the previous one, who ruled the country for 38 years after he had got the position. So, Togo is the longest modern de-facto dictatorship of Africa.
To provide its expenditures the state sells special Togolese coins to collectors. Precious commemorative coins of Togo are minted in silver with spectacular embellishments. The majority of valuable Togolese coins depict popular subjects, such as Lunar zodiac signs, which make them popular among collectors. Beautiful collectable Togolese coins can be a perfect gift for any suitable occasion too. Coinsberg.com sells coins of Togo online, shipping pieces worldwide. Check for rare Togolese coins at Coinsberg.com to get the best deals!
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