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CapitalLibreville
Governmentrepublic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990)
CurrencyCommunaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Areatotal: 267,667 sq km
water: 10,000 sq km
land: 257,667 sq km
Population1,233,353
LanguageFrench (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
ReligionChristian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Gabon is a country in Western Central Africa. It lies on the Equator, on the Atlantic Ocean coast, between the Republic of the Congo to the south and east, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest and Cameroon to the north.

A small population, as well as oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries. The country has generally been able to maintain and conserve its pristine rain forest and rich biodiversity.

Regions

Administrative divisions 
9 provinces; Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime, Woleu-Ntem

Cities

  • Libreville - Capital
  • Cap Lopez
  • Kango
  • Lambarene
  • Mayumba
  • Owendo
  • Port-Gentil
  • Gamba

Understand

Climate

Tropical; always hot, humid

Terrain

Narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south

Highest point 
Mont Iboundji 1,575 m

History

Ruled by autocratic presidents since independence from France in 1960, Gabon introduced a multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s that allowed for a more transparent electoral process and for reforms of governmental institutions. A small population, abundant natural resources, and considerable foreign support have helped make Gabon one of the more prosperous black African countries.

Independence 
17 August 1960 (from France)
National holiday 
Founding of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG), 12 March (1968)

Get in

The company who is making international air transport is Air Gabon. In the country there is other companies.

By train

By car

By bus

By boat

Work

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