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Elephants in Longue Bai, Gabon - Photo by Jefe Le Gran - CC-BY

Population 2002 .........................................................1,233,353
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 5,500
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 6.7
Unemployment.....................................................................21%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 2.2
 

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Resources and links about Gabon

Gabon - Photo by Axel Rouvin - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................103,348 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 52
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................52
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................87
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 2
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 65
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................36

  Go to capital - Libreville City Profile - To Gabon History

African Studies Center | Gabon Page __ You will find a collection of resources and links. - From upenn.edu - http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Country_Specific/Gabon.html

Background Note: Gabon __ A full national profile with Gabon history, culture, Gabon economy, maps of Gabon and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2826.htm

Country Profile: Gabon __ "Gabon is one of West Africa's more stable countries. Since independence from France in 1960 Gabon has had just two presidents. The current leader, Omar Bongo, has been in power since 1967." You will find an overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1023203.stm

Doing Business in Gabon __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=72

Economy of Gabon __ "Gabon enjoys a per capita income four times that of most nations of sub-Saharan Africa. This has supported a sharp decline in extreme poverty; yet because of high income inequality a large proportion of the population remains poor." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Gabon along with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Gabon 


 
Gabon __ You will find up to date information about entry requirements, safety, travel warnings and much more. - From US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1120.html

Gabon __ "Since its independence from France on August 17, 1960, the Republic has been ruled by only two autocratic Presidents; the incumbent El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba has been in power since 1967 and is currently (2007) Africa's longest-serving Head of State." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabon

Gabon Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Gabon Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." That and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/gabon/gabon_economy.html 



Gabon: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Gabon geography, maps of Gabon and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blgabon.htm

Gabon : Government, Politics, and Law: Selected Internet Resources ... __ "The sites listed have been chosen for their utility in providing accurate (either brief or extensive) information, as well as directories and extensive portal concerning all aspects of Gabonese life and culture." - From Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/gabon/resources/gabon-government.html
 
Gabon: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ Information such as Gabon geography, history, politics, Gabon government, Gabon economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107556.html

Gabon Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Gabon. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Gabon/

Gabon Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Gabon as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Gabon and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/gabon

Gabon pictures, Gabon images __ Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to the pictures of Gabon as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Gabon images and photos." - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_gabon_32.html 
 
Gabon Travel Information __ "With a vast sprawl of virgin rainforests and teeming wildlife, Gabon is The Ghost Who Walks territory. Its major cities, however, are a sophisticated bustle of glitz, lights, and casinos. Gabon offers a little of everything to just about everyone." This and more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/africa/gabon/

History of Gabon __ "During the last seven centuries, Bantu groups arrived in Gabon from several directions to escape enemies or find new land. Little is known of tribal life before European contact, but tribal art suggests a rich cultural heritage." An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Gabon 

map of gabon and gabon map and information page __ An atlas style page with maps of Gabon and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ga.htm

Maps Of Gabon __ You will find a wide variety of Gabon map resources. Select Gabon maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com -http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Gabon.html

Pictures of Gabon __ Galleries of click-to-enlarge photographs of Gabon divided by topic such as "rain forests," "sunsets," "people," etc. - illustrated - From mongabay.com - http://travel.mongabay.com/gabon/



 

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