Gabon Gabon

Gabonese Republic is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 1,608,321, making it the 153rd largest in national population. Its capital is and largest city is Libreville with a total population of 578,156. The country encompasses 267,667 square kilometers making it the 76th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Atlantic Ocean and Equatorial Guinea.

Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba is recognized as the Chief of State and achieved that status following certification of the presidential election by the Gabonese Constitution held after the death of his father, President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba on 8 June 2009. Prime Minister Raymond N
dong Sima is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status by presidential appointment. Its form of government is a republic multi-party presidential regime and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 14th of March 1991.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/ Eschira and Bandjabi. It counts among its major religions Christian, Animist and Muslim. As sources of mass communication it has 6 AM, 7 FM, 4 Short Wave and 4 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mont Iboundji, its highest point at 1,575 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Ogooue River, which measures 310 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum extraction and refining, manganese gold, chemicals, ship repair, food and beverage production, textiles, lumbering and plywood and cement. Its
official currency is Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.
Here’s something you may not know about Gabon. One of the few remaining Western Lowland Gorilla habitats can be found in Gabon and five neighboring African Countries.

 

Places to Visit in Gabon

  • Libreville attractions
  • Coastline of Gabon
  • Kongou Falls on the Ivindo River
  • Ivindo National Park
  • Silverback Western
  • Lowland Gorilla
  • Mont Iboundji
  • Lope National Park,
  • Cape Lopez Lighthouse
  • westernmost point
  • Conkouati Douli Nation Park in southwest
  • Mayumba National Park Seashore
  • Medouneu on Gabon's
  • Mekambo Gabon's
  • Minvoul on the N'Tem
  • River- Gabon's
  • Cristal Mountains in northern Gabon
  • Port Gentil- the second