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Demographics of Togo


The total population of Togo is 7,990,926 people. The people of Togo speak the French language. Togo's linguistic diversity is very diverse according to a fractionation scale that is 0.898 for Togo. The average age is around 19.6 years. Life expectancy in Togo is 58 years. The female fertility rate in Togo is 4.8. About 4% of Togo's population is obese. Ethnic diversity is quite diverse according to a fractionalization scale, which for Togo is 0.7099. Details about the language, religion, age, gender distribution and advancement of the people of Togo can be found in the following sections, as well as the section on education in the country.


Population

In Togo, the population density is 109 people per square kilometer (284 per square mile). Based on these statistics, this country is considered densely populated. The total population of Togo is 7,990,926 people. Togo has approximately 202,476 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Togo make up 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Togo make up 3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Togo's ethnic diversity is quite diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) is about the number, size, socioeconomic distribution and geographical location of different cultural groups, usually within a state or otherwise demarcated area. Specific cultural characteristics may refer, alone or in combination, to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria. These characteristics are often used for social exclusion and monopolization of power. The ethnic fractionalization index in Togo is 0.7099. This means that there are a relatively large number of unique ethnic groups in Togo. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group proportions, which reflects the probability that two randomly selected individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Below you will find statistics for Togo on the average age and gender distribution at different ages.


Age

The median age is approximately 19.6 years. The median age for men is 19.3, while the median age for women is 19.8.


Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.03. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.01; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.96; sex ratio over 64 - 0.65; total sex ratio - 0.97. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.


Religion

The majority religion of Togo is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 43.7% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Togo are Islam, folk religions. The religious diversity of Togo is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Togo. The index of religious fractionalization in Togo is 0.6596. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within Togo.



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