Overview of Gabon

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Officially name: Gabonese Republic

Capital: Libreville

Largest city: Libreville

Official language: French

Government: Presidential republic

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Gabon is a state in west central Africa sharing borders with Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, and with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. The Gulf of Guinea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean is to the west.

Area

Total 267,667 km2 (76th)
Water (%) 3.76

Population

2009 estimate 1,475,000 (150th)
Density 5.5/km2 (216th)
14.3/sq mi

Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF)

Time zone

WAT (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)

Drives on the right


Internet TLD: .ga

Calling code: 241