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Gabonese Republic
République gabonaise  (French)
Motto: "Union, Travail, Justice" (French)
"Union, Work, Justice"
Anthem: La Concorde
The Concord
Location of  Gabon  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Gabon  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Libreville
0°23′N9°27′E / 0.383°N 9.450°E / 0.383; 9.450
Official languagesFrench
Vernacular languages
Ethnic groups(2000)
Demonym
  • Gabonese
  • Gabonaise
GovernmentDominant-partypresidential republic
Ali Bongo Ondimba
Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
• from France
August 17, 1960
Area
• Total
267,667 km2 (103,347 sq mi) (76th)
• Water (%)
3.76%
Population
• 2009 estimate
1,475,000[1] (150th)
• Density
5.5/km2 (14.2/sq mi) (216th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$36.218 billion[2]
• Per capita
$19,252[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$14.563 billion[2]
• Per capita
$7,741[2]
Gini (2005)41.5[3]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.697[4]
medium · 109th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+241
ISO 3166 codeGA
Internet TLD.ga
  1. Including 10,700 French nationals and 11,000 persons of dual nationality.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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