Gabon's flag is a multicolored flag with three horizontal bars of equal width in green, yellow, and blue. The flag's colors have cultural, political, and regional significance. The yellow stripe refers to the Equator, which runs through the country, and also represents the sun.
Gabon's natural resources are represented by the green band, which includes huge wooded areas that are economically vital to the country's lumber sector. The blue band signifies the water, specifically the South Atlantic Ocean, which runs along Gabon's vast coastline.
Some sources state that the middle band is only yellow, while others state that it is both yellow and gold. Gabon's flag was approved on August 9, 1960, following the country's independence from France.
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Gabon is a country located on the west coast of Central Africa. It is bordered by Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. The capital of Gabon is Libreville, which is located on the coast and is the largest city in the country.
Gabon has a population of approximately 2 million people, and the official language is French. The country has a diverse population, with more than 40 different ethnic groups. The main religions in Gabon are Christianity and Islam.
Gabon has a tropical climate, with high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. The country is home to a number of national parks and protected areas, which are home to a wide range of plant and animal species, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants.
The economy of Gabon is primarily based on the export of oil and timber. The country is a major exporter of oil and has the third largest oil reserves in Africa. It is also an important producer of timber, and the forestry sector is a significant contributor to the economy.
Gabon is a presidential republic, with a president as the head of state and a prime minister as the head of government. The country has a strong tradition of civil liberties and human rights, and it is considered to be one of the more stable and democratic countries in Africa.
Overall, Gabon is a diverse and vibrant country with a rich culture and a unique natural environment. Its abundant natural resources and strong economy make it an important player in regional and international affairs.
|Country codes||GA, GAB (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Gabonese Republic|
|Religion||75.6% Christianity, 12.2% Islam, 5.9% No religion, 5.7% Traditional faiths, 0.6% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|
|Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries|
|Population density||9 per Km2 (22 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||87.1 % of the population is urban (1,938,139 people in 2020)|
|Median age||22.5 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 257,670 Km2 (99,487 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Mont Bengoué (1 070 m, 3 510 ft)|
|Lowest point||Atlantic Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 8,635 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Central African CFA franc (Fr, XAF)|
|Internet TLD||.ga (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Gabon Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Gabon