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Coordinates: 1°S 12°E / 1°S 12°E / -1; 12

Gabonese Republic

République gabonaise  (French)
Motto: "Union, Travail, Justice" (French)
"Union, Work, Justice"
AnthemLa Concorde
The Concord
Location o  Gabon  (daurk blue) – in Africae  (licht blue & daurk grey) – in the African Union  (licht blue)
Location o  Gabon  (daurk blue)

– in Africae  (licht blue & daurk grey)
– in the African Union  (licht blue)

0°23′N 9°27′E / 0.383°N 9.450°E / 0.383; 9.450
Lairgest ceetycapital
Offeecial leidsFrench
Vernacular leids
Ethnic groups
  • Gabonese
  • Gabonaise
GovrenmentDominant-pairty presidential republic
• Preses
Brice Oligui
Alain Claude Bilie By Nze
Naitional Assembly
• frae Fraunce
August 17, 1960
• Total
267,667 km2 (103,347 sq mi) (76th)
• Water (%)
• 2009 estimate
1,475,000[1] (150t)
• Density
5.5/km2 (14.2/sq mi) (216t)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$36.218 billion[2]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Tot
$14.563 billion[2]
• Per capita
Gini (2005)41.5[3]
HDI (2015)Increase 0.697[4]
medium · 109th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+241
ISO 3166 codeGA
  1. Includin 10,700 French naitionals an 11,000 persons o dual naitionality.
Territorial Organization

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 an 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 naitural resoorces an foreign private investment hae helped mak Gabon ane o the maist prosperous kintras in the region, wi the heichest HDI in Sub-Saharan Africae.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009). "World Population Prospects, Table A.1" (PDF). 2008 revision. United Nations. Retrieved 12 Mairch 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. a b c d "Gabon". International Monetary Fund.
  3. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved 20 Apryle 2016.
  4. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.
  5. "Human Development Indices: A statistical update 2008 - HDI rankings". Human Development Reports. United Nations Development Programme. 2008. Retrieved 25 Januar 2009. [deid airtin]