Serendip's Togo connection


(Click on thumbnails for full size maps, used with permission of and copyright Encarta OnLine)


North America
United States
North Eastern United States


Western Africa
Sub-Saharan West Africa

Serendip and Bryn Mawr College are located in the state of Pennsylvania, in the north eastern part of the United States, on the North American continent.Togo is located on the southern coast of western Africa. The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is about 100 miles south of Serendip. Lomé, the capital of Togo, is about 5300 miles (8500 kilometers) southeast of Washington (see both on a map from Xerox PARC map viewer). Lome's time zone is five hours ahead of Washington, D.C.

Capsule information about the United States and Togo:

Togo has a population of about 4.7 million people; French is the dominant language for government and education. The United States has a population of about 270 million, with English as the predominant common language. Togo's climate is tropical, with a coastal belt in the south and a northern plateau region. The United States has a varied temperate climate and geography.

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