Capital: Lomé

Population: 7,407,808 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Ewe and Mina, Kabye, Dagomba

Main Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Various African tribes, including: Ewe, Mina, and Kabre

Largest Cities: Lomé, Sokode, Kara, Atakpame

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Republic transitioning to Multiparty Democratic Rule

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Liberation Day (January 13)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Independence Day (April 27)

Labour Day (May 1)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Martyrs’ Day (June 21)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lomé (September 23)

All Saint’s Day (November 1)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)