|Major Ethnic Groups||African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%,
European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
|Main Languages||French (official and the language of commerce),
Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south),
Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)
|Religious Breakdown||Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%|
|HIVAIDS||110,000 (2003 est.)|
|Labour Force||1.302 million (1998)|
|Labour Force by Occupation||agriculture: 65%
services: 30% (1998 est.)
|Literacy: Age 15 and over that can read or write|
|Government||republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule|
|Constitution||multiparty draft constitution approved by High Council of the Republic 1 July 1992, adopted by public referendum 27 September 1992|
|Legal System||French-based court system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations|
|Chief of State||President Faure GNASSINGBE (since 6 February 2005);|
|Head of Government||Prime Minister Yawovi AGBOYIBO (since 16 September 2006)|
|Elections||president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (no term limits); election last held 24 April 2005 (next to be held by 2010)|
|Cabinet||Council of Ministers appointed by the president and the prime minister|
|Prime Minister||prime minister appointed by the president|
|Banking & Office Hours|
|GDP||Exchange Rate : $2.089 billion (2006 est.)
Real Growth : 2% (2006 est.)
GDP/ Capita : $1,700 (2006 est.)
|Composition By Sector||agriculture: 39.5%
services: 40.1% (2003 est.)
|Industries||phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages|
|Electricity||Production: 286.2 million kWh (2004)|
|Transportation Roadways:||total: 7,520 km
paved: 2,376 km
unpaved: 5,144 km (1999)
|Air Transport||with paved runways: total: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 (2006)
|Economy||This small, sub-Saharan economy is heavily dependent on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for 65% of the labor force.|
|Exports||$868.4 million f.o.b. (2006 est.) – reexports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa|
|Imports||$1.208 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.) – machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products|
|Major trading partners||China, Ghana, Burkina Faso, UK, France, Benin, Netherlands, Belgium,Mali, Germany, US, India, Estonia, Cote d'Ivoire|
||1 Jan New Year's Day.
13 Jan Liberation Day.
20 Mar Mouloud (Anniversary of Buddha's birthday).
24 Mar Easter Monday.
27 Apr Independence Day.
1 May Labour Day.
1 May Ascension.
12 May Whit Monday.
21 Jun Day of the Martyrs.
15 Aug Assumption.
24 Sep Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lomé.
2 Oct Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
1 Nov All Saints' Day.
9 Dec Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice).
25 Dec Christmas Day.