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 Ndong 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.
|Big snake wrapped
|Kongou Falls on the
Ivindo National Park
Lowland Gorilla (Our
|Surfing hippos in the
Gabon's lowest point
|Mont Iboundji above
Lope National Park,
Gabon's highest point
capital and largest city
Updated 22 July 2012
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|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
5.2% (2009 est.)
Gabonese village near
Park in southwest
point on the border
with Republic of Congo
|Medouneu on Gabon's
border with Equatorial
easternmost town on
the border with
Republic of the Congo
|Minvoul on the N'Tem
northernmost point on
the border with
|Cristal Mountains in
|Port Gentil- the second
easternmost city of
|Poulet au Gnemboue-
A Gabonese dish of
chicken with pine nuts