Where is Gabon?

Located in Central Africa, Gabon has a 3,261.00 km border with Cameroon (349 km), Republic of the Congo (2,567 km) and Equatorial Guinea (345 km).The United Nations has urged Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to resolve the sovereignty dispute over the Gabon-occupied Mbane Island.

Gabon is an African country covering 267,667.00 km2 of which 3.74% is water and 257,667.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 78th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Colorado. Its geographic coordinates are 1 00 S, 11 45 E and Libreville is the capital city.

The name originates from the Portuguese word "gabao" meaning "cloak".

Its ISO code is GA.


Gabon has a mean elevation of 377 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mont Iboundji which is 1,575m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is very hot and humid. Its terrain is narrow with a hilly interior and savanna in the east and south.


Gabon has a population of 1,738,541 making it the 152nd largest in the world.

French is the official language. The major ethnicity is Bantu tribes. The majority of the population identifies as Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 241.


Gabon is an independent country. It gained independence from France in 1960. Its constitution was last ratified in 1991.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Gabon's GDP is $35,980,000,000.00 (USD) with $19,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 121st largest economy and its citizens the 84th richest in the world. The currency of Gabon is the Franc (XAF).

Its major export partners are China, Italy, and Trinidad and Tobago. Its main exports are crude oil, manganese, and uranium. Its major import partners are China, France, and the United States. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017