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Gabon's Information

Flag of Gabon
Land Area 257,667 km2
Water Area 10,000 km2
Total Area 267,667 km2
Population 1,738,541
Population Density 6.50 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $35.98 Billion
GDP Per Capita $19,300
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities
  • Libreville (578,156)
  • Port-Gentil (109,163)
  • Franceville (42,967)
  • Oyem (30,870)
  • Moanda (30,151)
  • Mouila (22,469)
  • Lambarene (20,714)
  • Tchibanga (19,365)
  • Koulamoutou (16,222)
  • Name: Gabon
    (long form) The Gabonese Republic
  • Capital City: Libreville (578,156 pop.)
  • Gabon Population: 1,640,286 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Central African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    cfa
    1000 Central African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: Bantu tribes, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba); other Africans and Europeans, 154,000, including 10,700 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality
  • GDP total: $26.71 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $17,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Libreville, Port-Gentil, Franceville, Oyem
  • Name: Meaning cloak, it was the name given to the Komo River estuary due to its resemblance to a 'gab√£o' (an overcoat).
  • National Day: August 17
  • Religion: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
  • Symbols

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