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Atakpamé info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT 0 hours (Africa/Lome)

Population:
80,683

Coordinates:
7.53333, 1.13333

Region:
Plateaux

Continent:
Africa

Country name:
Togo

ISO code:
TG, TGO, 768

Fips code:
TO

Phone code:
228

Country area:
56,785 km2

Country population:
6,587,239

Currency:
XOF

Language:
fr

Other information:

Atakpamé is the fifth largest city in Togo by population (84,979 inhabitants in 2006), is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo. It is an industrial centre and lies on the main north-south highway, 161 km north of the capital Lomé. It is also a regional commercial centre for produce and cloth. == History == Atakpame is located on a hilly wooded savannah on the eastern end of the Atakora Mountain range, and together with Kpalimé represent the last major settlements of Yoruba origin dotted between the Niger and the Volta rivers. In the 1764 Battle of Atakpamé, the town played host to a clash between the rebellious Akyem vassal state with the help of Yoruba mercenaries of the Oyo Empire and the Dahomeans against the forces of the Ashanti Empire under their Asantehene, Kosi Oboadum. Read more in wiki.



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