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Transport in Togo

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Transport in Togo

This article refers to transportation in the country of Togo


  • Railways 1
  • Roadways 2
  • Waterways 3
  • Ports and harbours 4
  • Merchant marine 5
  • Airports 6
    • Airports - with paved runways 6.1
    • Airports - with unpaved runways 6.2
  • See also 7
  • References 8


total: 568 km (2008)
narrow gauge: 568 km of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge


total: 7,520 km
paved: 2,376 km
unpaved: 5,144 km (2000)

The Trans–West African Coastal Highway crosses Togo, connecting it to Benin and Nigeria to the east, and Ghana and Ivory Coast to the west. When construction in Liberia and Sierra Leone is finished, the highway will continue west to seven other Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nations. A paved highway also connects Togo northwards to Burkina Faso and from there north-west to Mali and north-east to Niger.


50 km (seasonally navigable by small craft on the Mono River depending on rainfall. (2011)

Ports and harbours

Merchant marine

total: 62 ships
ships by type: bulk carrier 6, cargo 38, carrier 3, chemical tanker 5, container 3, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 3, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 1 (2010)


8 (2012)

Airports - with paved runways

total: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 (2012)

Airports - with unpaved runways

total: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 2 (2012)

See also


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