Formerly known as Togoland, Togo gained independence from British and French rule on April 27, 1960. Currently led by President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, the West African nation has an estimated population of 7.1 million people spread across a total land area of 56,785 km². As of 2018, Togo recorded a GDP of $12.4billion, with its top exports Refined Petroleum, Gold, Crude Petroleum, Other Oily Seeds, and Cement, sold to trading partners that include Angola, United Arab Emirates, India, Benin, and Cote d'Ivoire. Togo's administrative capital is located in Lome, and its official currency is the West African CFA franc (XOF).
Notable Animal Diseases: Avian Influencer, Brucellosis, and Q Fever among others.