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Gabon Country Facts

Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu

Official Name: Gabonese Republic

Alternate Names: Gabon

Capital City: Libreville

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Flag: Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue

Date of Independence: 17 August 1960 (from France)

National Anthem: La Concorde

Population: 1,321,560

Size/Area: 267,667 sq km slightly smaller than Colorado

Land Locked: No

Coastline: 885 km

Bordering Countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea

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

Major Cities: Libreville, Masuku, Moanda, Oyem, Port-Gentil

Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Religions: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Major Holidays: Independence Day (August 17), Constitution Day (February 19), Renovation Day (March 12), New Year's Day, Renovation Day, Easter Monday, Id al-Fitr, Labor Day (May 1), Whit Monday, Id al-Adha, Independence Day, Mouloud, All Saints' Day, and Christmas.

Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc

Currency Code: XAF

Highest Point: Mont Iboundji 1,575 m

Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m

Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean

Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean, Ogouué River, Ngounié River

Climate: tropical; always hot, humid

Major Industries: petroleum extraction and refining; manganese, and gold mining; chemicals; ship repair; food and beverage; textile; lumbering and plywood; cement

Major Agricultural Products: cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber; cattle; okoume (a tropical softwood); fish

Natural Resources: petroleum, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower


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