Gabon Country Facts
Alternate Names: Gabon
Capital City: Libreville
Flag: Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue
Date of Independence: 17 August 1960 (from France)
National Anthem: La Concorde
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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