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Capital: Libreville

Government: Republic; Multiparty Presidential Regime

Current President: Ali Ben Bongo


  • 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:

  • Fang
  • Bapounou
  • Nzebi
  • Obamba
  • Other Africans and Europeans: ~154,000
    • Including…
      • French: ~10,700
      • Dual Nationality: ~11,000

  • Christian: 55-75%
  • Animist: < 1%
  • Muslim: < 1%


  • French (official)
  • Fang
  • Myene
  • Nzebi
  • Bapounou/Eschira
  • Bandjabi



  • Tue - Feb 7, 2017: Five Key Takeaways from AFCON2017 - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [allAfrica] The 2017 African Nations Cup finals are a thing of the past, and Cameroon were crowned worthy winners with their final victory over Egypt on Sunday.
  • Sat - Feb 4, 2017: Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Africa Renewal] "It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January.
  • Fri - Feb 3, 2017: Cyclists for La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Unveiled - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [New Times] SIX riders that will represent Rwanda at the forthcoming 12th edition of Gabon's La Tropicale Amissa Bongo have been unveiled. Team Rwanda Cycling announced the cyclists on Thursday ahead of the event that will be staged from February 27 to March 5.
  • Wed - Feb 1, 2017: Burkina Faso's Duarte Makes Jose Mourinho Impression at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Monitor] His dark eyes moved feverishly as the light from his Mac did little to brighten what is now a characteristic glum look. Days were left to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia.
  • Tue - Jan 31, 2017: End of the Road for Local Coaches At Afcon in Gabon - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Monitor] Kampala -An overseas coach will once again carry the day come February 5 in Libreville.