|Land Area||257,667 km2|
|Water Area||10,000 km2|
|Total Area||267,667km2 (#76)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$35.98 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$19,300|
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The flag of Gabon was officially adopted on August 9, 1960. The yellow and green are said to represent natural resources, and blue the sea.
Gabon Coat of Arms:
Gabon's coat of arms was adopted on July 15, 1963, and is composed of two panthers supporting a shield. The okoume tree is a symbol of timber trade, the panthers are for vigilance and courage, and the image on the shield represents moving towards a brighter future.
The ribbon below the shield displays the national motto in French, "Union, Travail, Justice" ("Union, Work, Justice"); the ribbon above the shield reads in Latin: "Uniti Progrediemur" ("We shall go forward united").