Country's codes

International phone code for Gabon: +241

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: GAB

    2 letters (internet domain): . GA

    Digital country code 266

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode):  -

Olympic country code: GAB

FIFA code: GAB


Useful country information

Land area: 99,486 sq mi (257,669 sq km); total area: 103,346 sq mi (267,667 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 1,672,597 (growth rate: 1.94%); birth rate: 34.64/1000; infant mortality rate: 47.03/1000; life expectancy: 52.06

Capital and largest city (2014 est.): Libreville, 695,000

Monetary unit: CFA Franc

National name: Rpublique Gabonaise

Current government officials

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

Ethnicity/race: Bantu tribes, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba); other Africans and Europeans, 154,000, including 10,700 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality

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

National Holiday: Independence Day, August 17

Literacy rate: 82.3% (2012 est.)

Background:

Only two autocratic presidents have ruled Gabon since independence from France in 1960. Gabon's former President, El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - had dominated Gabon's political scene for four decades (1967-2009).

Following President BONGO's death in 2009, new elections brought Ali BONGO Ondimba, son of the former president, to power.



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