Gabon profile

Villager in Gabon

Many Gabonese still maintain traditions

BBC's Human Planet

  • 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

More Africa stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • EscaladeBling's the thing

    The ostentatious Cadillac Escalade cruises into 2015 with fuel-gulping gusto

Programmes

  • A sun bearThe Travel Show Watch

    The Borneo sanctuary coming to rescue of the world’s smallest bear

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.