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Gabonese Republic
République Gabonaise
Banner o Gabon
Coat o airms o Gabon
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto:
Offeecial leid French
Caipital Libreville
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -


Preses Ali Bongo Ondimba

Paul Biyoghé Mba

Area 267,745 km2
103,347 sq mi
Population 1,475,000
Foondin Frae Fraunce
17 August 1960
Siller CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone WAT UTC+1
Naitional anthem La Concorde
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .ga
Cawin code 241

Gabon (/[unsupported input]ɡəˈbɒn/; French pronunciation: [ɡabɔ̃]), offeecially the Gabonese Republic is a state in wast central Africae sharin borders wi Equatorial Guinea tae the northwast, Cameroon tae the north, an wi the Republic o the Congo curvin aroond the east an sooth. The Gulf o Guinea, an airm o the Atlantic Ocean is tae the wast. It covers a land aurie o nearly 270,000 km² an haes an estimatit population o 1,500,000. Its caipital and lairgest ceety is Libreville.

Syne its unthrildom frae Fraunce on August 17, 1960, Gabon haes been ruled bi three presidents. In the early 1990s, Gabon introduced a multi-pairty seestem an a new democratic constitution that alloued for a mair transparent electoral process an reformed mony governmental institutions. Gabon is an aa a non-permanent member o the Unitit Naitions Security Cooncil for the 2010-2011 term. The sma population density thegither wi abundant natural resources an foreign private investment hae helped make Gabon ane o the maist prosperous kintras in the region, wi the heichest HDI in Sub-Saharan Africae.[1]

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  1. "Human Development Indices: A statistical update 2008 - HDI rankings". Human Development Reports. United Nations Development Programme. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-25. [deid airtin]