Gabon

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Gabon on a World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Central Africa

Size – 267,667 km²

Geography – coastal plain, central hills

Language – French, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou, Bandjabi

Religion – 85% Christian, 15% other

Monetary Unit – CFA Franc


Natural Resources
– petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower

Agriculture – cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber; cattle; fish

Industry – petroleum extraction and refining; manganese, gold; chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement

Gabon Map

Neighbouring Countries – Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo,

Population – 1,672,597 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.94%

Average Life Expectancy – 52.06

Capital City – Libreville (686,000)

Highest Mountain – Mont Iboundji (1,575 m)

Longest River – Ogooue (1,200 km)

Climate – topical, hot, humid 20°C to 31°C

Yearly Rainfall – 250 cm (approx)

Plant Life – dense forest

Animal Life – elephants, buffalo, antelope, situtungas, lions, panthers, crocodiles, and gorillas

Bird Life – many species of birds

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Gabon. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/gabon.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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