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Quick Facts
Capital Libreville
Government Republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990)
Currency Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)
Area total: 267,667 km2
water: 10,000 km2
land: 257,667 km2
Population 1,424,906 (July 2006 est.)
Language French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Religion Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +241
Internet TLD .ga
Time Zone UTC+1

Gabon is a country in Western Central Africa. It lies on the Equator, on the Atlantic Ocean coast, between the Republic of the Congo to the south and east, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest and Cameroon to the north.

A small population, as well as oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries. The country has generally been able to maintain and conserve its pristine rain forest and rich biodiversity.

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