flag Gabon Gabon: Introduction

Capital: Libreville

Population

Total Population: 2,225,728
Natural Increase: 2.4%
Density: 9 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 90.1%
Ethnic Origins: There is no official data on ethnic groups. However, Gabon has around fifty ethnic groups, including the Bantu tribes (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba) as well as the Mpongwe, Mbede, Punu and Bakota.
Official Language: Although Gabon did not formally adopt an official language, French is used for education, justice and andministration.
Other Languages Spoken: Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Business Language(s): French
Religion: Christian 55%-75%, Animist, Muslim less than 1%.
Literacy Rate: 84.0%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Libreville

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc (XOF)

Country Overview

Area: 267,670 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Substantial mining and oil-bearing resources.
HDI*: 0.684/1
HDI (World Rank): 110/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Gabon, dial 00
To call Gabon, dial +241
Internet Suffix: .ga
Telephone Lines: 1.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 8.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 89.3% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,1633,0123,0823,1402,937
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,5065,6786,5046,6204,903
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a0000
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a0000

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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