5 July 1884 - 20 July 1922
German protectorate, then colony
(1884-1897); Bey Beach/Lomé (1897-1922)
into the independent nation of Togo, and part of Ghana
On 5th July 1884, Togoland became a German protectorate.
Initially, this consisted of the coastal area, but over time
In 1897, the capital was transferred from Aneho to Bey
Beach which was later renamed Lomé.
On 1st January 1905, it became a German colony.
On 26th August 1914, during World War I, British and French
forces jointly occupied and administered Togoland.
On 31st August 1914, the German administration surrendered.
On 27th December 1916, occupied Togoland was divided into
British and French zones.