Gabon

Gabon is a country in west central Africa. It shares borders with Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and Equatorial Guinea to the northwest. To the west is the Gulf of Guinea. Its area is 270,000 sq. km. and its population is 1,500,000. Libreville is its capital.

Gabon is along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa and has significant areas of protected parkland. The forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales. Lopé National Park consists of mostly rainforest. Akanda National Park is known for its mangroves and tidal beaches.

Capital: Libreville

Official languages: French

Dialing code: +241

Currency: Central African CFA franc

Time zone: WAT ( UTC +1)

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