Special Notice

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Gabon based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

Introduction

Summary

Independent state bordered on the north by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon and on the east and south by the Congo-Brazzaville Republic; its west side faces the Atlantic Ocean. A member of the Central African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC), it is also associated with the EU through the Lome Convention.

Cities

Capital: Libreville

Principal Ports

Cap Lopez, Kango, Lambarene, Libreville, Mayumba, Owendo, Port-Gentil

Population

2.2 million

International Country Code

GA

Language(s)

French, Fang, Myene, Bateke, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

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