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A beach in Aného
A beach in Aného
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
CountryFlag of Togo.svg Togo

Aného, previously known as Anecho 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 as Little Popo and it had a Portuguese slave market. The nearby town of Zebe became the second capital of German Togoland in 1887.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "Togo". Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ Agglomération Aného-Glidji - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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