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Facts about Gabon

Administrative divisions: 9 provinces; Estuaire , Haut-Ogooue , Moyen-Ogooue , Ngounie , Nyanga , Ogooue-Ivindo , Ogooue-Lolo , Ogooue-Maritime , Woleu-Ntem
Area: total: 267 ,667 sq km land: 257 ,667 sq km water: 10 ,000 sq km
Background: Only two autocratic presidents have ruled Gabon since independence from France in 1960. The current president of Gabon , El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - has dominated the country's political scene for four decades. President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s. However , allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in 2002-03 and the presidential elections in 2005 have exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon. Gabon's political opposition remains weak , divided , and financially dependent on the current regime. Despite political conditions , a small population , abundant natural resources , and considerable foreign support have helped make Gabon one of the more prosperous and stable African countries.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of green (top) , yellow , and blue
Capital: name: Libreville geographic coordinates: 0 23 N , 9 27 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: tropical; always hot , humid
Currency code: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Ethnic groups: Bantu tribes , including four major tribal groupings (Fang , Bapounou , Nzebi , Obamba); other Africans and Europeans , 154 ,000 , including 10 ,700 French and 11 ,000 persons of dual nationality
Geographic coordinates: 1 00 S , 11 45 E
Geography note: a small population and oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries; in general , these circumstances have allowed the country to maintain and conserve its pristine rain forest and rich biodiversity
Government type: republic; multiparty presidential regime
Imports partners: France 28.1% , US 19.3% , Belgium 5.5% , Netherlands 4.8% , China 4.2% (2007)
Internet country code: .ga
Land boundaries: 885 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 2 ,551 km border countries: Cameroon 298 km , Republic of the Congo 1 ,903 km , Equatorial Guinea 350 km
Languages: French (official) , Fang , Myene , Nzebi , Bapounou/Eschira , Bandjabi
Location:
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Independence Day , 17 August (1960)
Nationality: noun: Gabonese (singular and plural) adjective: Gabonese
Natural hazards: NA
Population: 1 ,485 ,832 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy , higher infant mortality , higher death rates , lower population growth rates , and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Christian 55%-75% , animist , Muslim less than 1%
Terrain: narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south
Unemployment rate: 21% (2006 est.)

Capital of Gabonese Republic

Libreville (click to view Libreville map)

Places in Gabon

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Gabon. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Estuaire Province (359 google map locations)
Haut-Ogooué Province (300 google map locations)
Moyen-Ogooué Province (261 google map locations)
Ngounié Province (670 google map locations)
Nyanga Province (345 google map locations)
Ogooué-Ivindo Province (298 google map locations)
Ogooué-Lolo Province (359 google map locations)
Ogooué-Maritime Province (200 google map locations)
Woleu-Ntem Province (698 google map locations)

Random cities in Gabon

Libreville, the capital city of Gabon.


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