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Name(official): Gabonese Republic
Name(short): Gabon
Capital City: Libreville
Location: Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic ocean at the Equator, between Republic of Congo and Equitorial Guinea
Coordinate: 1 00 N, 11 45 E
Independence: (From France) August 17th; 1960.
  • Ali Bongo Ondimba - President from 16 October 2009
  • Paul Biyonghé MBA - Prime Minister from 15 July 2009
  • Rose Francine Rogombe
    (Interim President 8 Jun; 2009 to 16 October 2009. Senate leader sworn-in to act on the death of President Omar Bongo)
  • El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba
    (President: 2 Dec. 1967 to 8 Jun; 2009)
  • Jean Eyeghe NDONG(Prime Minister)
  • Léon M’BA - (President 17/08/1960 - 28/11/1967)
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 267
Population: 1,545,255 (July 2010 est.)
People: 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.
Religion: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi.
Literacy: 63.2%total, 73.7%male, 53.3%female (1995 est.)
Currency: CFAF
GDP(per capita): $13,900 (2009 est.),
$14,300 (2008 est.), $14,400 (2007 est.)
Arable Land: 1.21% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, cattle, okoume(a tropical softwood), fish.
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Gabonese Republic,
Chancery: 1-34-11, Higashigaoka, Meguro-ku.
Post Code: 152-0021, Tel. 03-5430-9171
Gabonese Embassy
General Info:
International Phone Code: +241


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Libreville, Port-Gentil, Franceville.




9 provinces; Estuaire, Haut-Ogooue, Moyen-Ogooue, Ngounie, Nyanga, Ogooue-Ivindo, Ogooue-Lolo, Ogooue-Maritime, Woleu-Ntem.


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