23 Facts About Gabon


Gabon founded the town of Franceville and was later colonial governor.

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In 1910, Gabon became a territory of French Equatorial Africa, a federation that survived until 1958.

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On 28 November 1958, Gabon became an autonomous republic within the French Community, and on 17 August 1960, it became fully independent.

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Gabon promised to open up PDG and to organize a national political conference in March–April 1990 to discuss Gabon's future political system.

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Gabon won re-election, and opponents claim that the balloting process was marred by irregularities.

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Gabon has a bicameral legislature with a National Assembly and Senate.

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The goals of Gabon Emergent are to diversify the economy so that Gabon becomes less reliant on petroleum, to eliminate corruption, and to modernize the workforce.

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Gabon selected 19 ministers for his government, and the entire group, along with hundreds of others, spent the night at UN headquarters.

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In 1995, Gabon withdrew from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, rejoining in 2016.

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Gabon was elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for January 2010 through December 2011 and held the rotating presidency in March 2010.

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Gabon has an equatorial climate with a system of rainforests, with 89.

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Geologically, Gabon is primarily Archean and Paleoproterozoic igneous and metamorphic basement rock, belonging to the stable continental crust of the Congo Craton.

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Gabon had a 2018 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 9.

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In September 2005 Gabon successfully concluded a 15-month Stand-By Arrangement with IMF.

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Gabon has at least 40 ethnic groups, including Fang, Myene, Punu-Echira, Nzebi-Adouma, Teke-Mbete, Membe, Kota, Akele.

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Some ethnicities are spread throughout Gabon, leading to contact, interaction among the groups, and intermarriage.

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Religions practised in Gabon include Christianity, Islam, and traditional indigenous religious beliefs.

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Gabon has a domestic supply of pharmaceuticals from a factory in Libreville.

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Some children in Gabon start their school lives by attending nurseries or "Creche", then kindergarten known as "Jardins d'Enfants".

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The weekly Gabon d'Aujourdhui is published by the Ministry of Communications.

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The constitution of Gabon provides for free speech and a free press, and the government supports these rights.

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Gabon were joint hosts, along with Equatorial Guinea, of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, and the sole hosts of the competition's 2017 tournament.

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Gabon has recreational fishing and is considered a "best place in the world" to catch Atlantic tarpon.

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