Gabon profile

Villager in Gabon

Many Gabonese still maintain traditions

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  • Full name: The Gabonese Republic
  • Population: 1.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Libreville
  • Area: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, Bantu-group languages
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 64 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium
  • GNI per capita: US $8,080 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ga
  • International dialling code: +241

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