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Where is Gabon?

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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.

Gabon shares land borders with 3 countries: Congo, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea.

To learn more, visit our detailed Gabon section.

Quick facts

Population 1,608,321
Density 6.2 / km2 ( 16.2 / mi2 )
Language French
Independence Year 1960
Capital Libreville (Estuaire)
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
Minimum Longitude 8.700
Maximum Longitude 14.500
Mininum Latitude -3.980
Maximum Latitude 2.320

What is the capital of Gabon?

map showing the location of Gabon
Location of Libreville on a map.

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

City Libreville
Country Gabon
Population 578,156
Longitude 9.45356000
Latitude 0.39241000
Elevation 8 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.