Located in the continent of Africa, Gabon covers 257,667 square kilometers of land and 10,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 77th largest nation in the world with a total area of 267,667 square kilometers.
Gabon became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Gabon is 1,608,321 (2012) and the nation has a density of 6 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Gabon is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). As well, the people of Gabon are refered to as Gabonese.
The dialing code for the country is 237 and the top level internet domain for Gabonese sites is .ga.
To learn more, visit our detailed Gabon section.
|Density||6.2 / km2 ( 16.2 / mi2 )|
|Currency||CFA Franc BEAC|
|GDP||17,228,443,336 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||10,712 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||257,667 km2 (99,486 mi2)|
|Water Area||10,000 km2 (3,861 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||The Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon|
What is the capital of Gabon?
Libreville is the capital city of Gabon. It has a population of 578,156, and is located on a latitue of 0.39 and longitude of 9.45.
Libreville is also the political center of Gabon, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Libreville, the Capital Of Gabon
|Elevation||8 meters over sea level|
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