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Aného is located in Togo
Location in Togo
Coordinates: 6°14′0″N 1°36′0″E / 6.23333°N 1.60000°E / 6.23333; 1.60000
Country Flag of Togo.svg Togo
Admin. division Maritime Region
This article is about a town in Togo. If you were redirected here while looking for information about the ancho pepper, see chile pepper.

Aného is a town in southeastern Togo. It is situated 45 km east of the capital Lomé, between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Togo in Maritime Region. Historically it was known under the name Little Popo and it had a Portuguese slave market. It later became the first German capital of Togo in the 1880s. It gradually declined in importance after the capital was transferred to Lomé in 1897, a decline exacerbated by coastal erosion.

The town's main industries are farming and fishing, while it is still a centre for Voodoo. Notable buildings include Aneho Protestant Church (built in 1895) and Aneho Peter and Paul Church, cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aného, dating from 1898. These buildings were together added to the UNESCO Tentative List on December 12, 2000, in the Cultural category.[1]


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Coordinates: 6°14′N 1°36′E / 6.233°N 1.600°E / 6.233; 1.600