Gabonese Republic

Motto

“Union, Travail, Justice” (french)
“Unity, Work, Justice”

Anthem

“La Concorde” (french)
“The Concorde”

Geography

Capital: Libreville
Largest City: Libreville
Total area: 267,667 sq km
Climate: Tropical, always hot, humid
Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium,
manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower
Border countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea

People and Society

Population: 1,705,336
Demonym: Gabonese
Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Ethnic groups: Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba
Religions: Christian, Animist, Muslim

Government

Independence: 17 August 1960 (from France)
Government type: Republic, Multiparty presidential regime
Chief of state: Ali BONGO Ondimba (since 2009)

Economy

Currency: Central African CFA franc
Exports: Crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium
Industries: Petroleum extraction and refining; manganese, gold; chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement

Tourism and Attraction

Ekwata beach
Pointe Denis beach
Lopé National Park
Loango National Park
Akanda National Park
Museum of Art and Culture of Gabon

Sources:
The World Factbook