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Gabon

Gabon Situated in west central Africa, you will found Gabon with coastlines at the Gulf of Guinea where you will find small fishing villages and beautiful, deserted beaches. At the end of the Ogoouč river you will find the island where the oil town Port-Gentil is build, and you will find decent beaches and nice places to go and have fun.

Area: 267.738 Km²
Population: 1.221.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 4,5 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Libreville (462.000 pop.)
Major cities: Port-Gentil 165.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Fang 32%, Eshira 12%, Nzebi 8%, Mbédé 7%, Bakota 5%, others 36%
Border countries: Equatorial Guinea NORTH and WEST, Cameroon NORTH, Republic of the Congo EAST and SOUTH

Principal mountains: Mont Iboundji 1575 m
Principal rivers: Ogooué 1050 Km (gabonese tract, total 1200 Km)
Principal lakes: Lac Onangué
Principal islands: -
Climate: Equatorial

Language: French (official), Bantu dialects
Religion: Catholic 65%, Protestant 20%, Animist 15%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 12/3, 1/5, 6/5, 15/8, 16/8, 1/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00241
GMT: +1

World Heritage List: -