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Gabon, a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, has significant areas of protected parkland. The forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales. Lopé National Park consists of mostly rainforest. Akanda National Park is known for its mangroves and tidal beaches.

Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Ethnic Groups: Bantu tribes, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba), other Africans and Europeans

Belief Systems: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Demographics:

Population: 1.63 million people (World Rank: 153rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 16.3 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 226th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.94 %/yr (World Rank: 63rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 63.5 years (World Rank: 186th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 20.5 years (World Rank: 146th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Gabon
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Gabon

Current News About Gabon
from allAfrica.com

Gabon - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commmission for Africa
African Information Society Initiative
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Gabon - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Gabon
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Tourism:

Traveling to Gabon
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Language Resources:

Learn French

Study in Gabon

Government Related:

Gabonese Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Gabon Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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