City of the Week: Lome, Togo

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Lome is the capital city of Togo, a nation in West Africa. Lome is home to beaches, but the currents are immensely strong. It is advised to exercise caution when visiting Lome, because violent and petty crime is fairly common. The Akodésséwa Fetish Market is known for selling “voodoo” items, making for one of the largest tourist attractions in the city.

Lome, Togo

Population: 837,437

Continent: Africa

Visa requirements for US citizens: A visa on arrival is available for up to seven days

Currency: West African CFA franc

Language: French

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