British Togoland


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British Togoland

A former British protectorate of western Africa. It became part of Ghana in 1957.
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1956 Union of British Togoland and Ghana is approved.
At the time of writing, the demand for recognition of the special case of former British Togoland is being revived in the Volta Region of Ghana.
In a plebiscite, the people of British Togoland chose to join them after independence, rounding off the geographical shape of what is now Ghana.
In December 1946, British Togoland became a UN Trust Territory, and in 1957, following a 1956 plebiscite, the United Nations agreed that the territory would become part of Ghana when the Gold Coast achieved independence.

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