Gabonese Republic Google maps and facts
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Facts about Gabon
|Administrative divisions:||9 provinces; Estuaire , Haut-Ogooue , Moyen-Ogooue , Ngounie , Nyanga , Ogooue-Ivindo , Ogooue-Lolo , Ogooue-Maritime , Woleu-Ntem|
|Area:||total: 267 ,667 sq km land: 257 ,667 sq km water: 10 ,000 sq km|
|Background:||Only two autocratic presidents have ruled Gabon since independence from France in 1960. The current president of Gabon , El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - has dominated the country's political scene for four decades. President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s. However , allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in 2002-03 and the presidential elections in 2005 have exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon. Gabon's political opposition remains weak , divided , and financially dependent on the current regime. Despite political conditions , a small population , abundant natural resources , and considerable foreign support have helped make Gabon one of the more prosperous and stable African countries.|
|Flag description:||three equal horizontal bands of green (top) , yellow , and blue|
|Capital:||name: Libreville geographic coordinates: 0 23 N , 9 27 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)|
|Climate:||tropical; always hot , humid|
|Currency code:||Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States|
|Ethnic groups:||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|
|Geographic coordinates:||1 00 S , 11 45 E|
|Geography note:||a small population and oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries; in general , these circumstances have allowed the country to maintain and conserve its pristine rain forest and rich biodiversity|
|Government type:||republic; multiparty presidential regime|
|Imports partners:||France 28.1% , US 19.3% , Belgium 5.5% , Netherlands 4.8% , China 4.2% (2007)|
|Internet country code:||.ga|
|Land boundaries:||885 km|
|Neighbouring countries:||total: 2 ,551 km border countries: Cameroon 298 km , Republic of the Congo 1 ,903 km , Equatorial Guinea 350 km|
|Languages:||French (official) , Fang , Myene , Nzebi , Bapounou/Eschira , Bandjabi|
|National holiday:||Independence Day , 17 August (1960)|
|Nationality:||noun: Gabonese (singular and plural) adjective: Gabonese|
|Population:||1 ,485 ,832 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy , higher infant mortality , higher death rates , lower population growth rates , and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)|
|Religions:||Christian 55%-75% , animist , Muslim less than 1%|
|Terrain:||narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south|
|Unemployment rate:||21% (2006 est.)|
Capital of Gabonese Republic
Libreville (click to view Libreville map)
Places in Gabon
Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Gabon. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
Haut-Ogooué Province (300 google map locations)
Moyen-Ogooué Province (261 google map locations)
Ngounié Province (670 google map locations)
Nyanga Province (345 google map locations)
Ogooué-Lolo Province (359 google map locations)
Ogooué-Maritime Province (200 google map locations)
Woleu-Ntem Province (698 google map locations)
Random cities in GabonLibreville, the capital city of Gabon.
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