Gabon is a country at the Equator in West-Central Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean in west.
Location & Area:
- It is bordered by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; the islands of Sao Tome and Principe are situated off the coast.
- It covers an area of 267,667 km2.
- August 17 (Independence Day)
- Tropical; always hot and humid.
- Narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south.
- 2,119,036 (July 2018 estimate)
- French (official) and a variety of Bantu languages.
- Gabonese flag is three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue.
- Central African CFA franc
- It is divided into 9 provinces includes; Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime and Woleu-Ntem.
- It is latest drafted in May 1990, adopted on March 15, 1991 and promulgated on March 26, 1991.
- Presidential Republic
President of Gabon:
- Ali Bongo Ondimba
- Petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore and hydropower.
- Agriculture products: Cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber; cattle; okoume (a tropical softwood); fish.
- Industries: Petroleum extraction and refining; manganese, gold; chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement.
- Main exports: Crude oil, timber, manganese and uranium.
- Main imports: Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, and construction materials.