Government: Dominant-Party Presidential Republic
Current President: Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba
- Oil and petroleum related goods are responsible for about 50% GDP, about 70% of revenues, and 87% of goods exports.
- Wood processing, food and beverage processing contribute to industrial GDP and, together with oil industries, combine to account for nearly 64% of GDP.
Population: 1, 673,000 (2014)
Land Size: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Other Africans and Europeans: ~154,000
- French: ~10,700
- Dual Nationality: ~11,000
- Christian: 55-75%
- Animist: < 1%
- Muslim: < 1%
- French (official)