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Basic information about Gabon
Gabon (/ɡəˈbɒn/; [ɡabɔ̃]), officially the Gabonese Republic (French: République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. It has an area of nearly 270,000 square kilometres (100,000 sq mi) and its population is estimated at 1.5 million people. Its capital and largest city is Libreville. Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had three presidents. In the early 1990s, Gabon introduced a multi-party system and a new democratic constitution that allowed for a more transparent electoral process and reformed many governmental institutions. Gabon was also a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2010–2011 term. Low population density, abundant petroleum, and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the 4th highest HDI and the third highest GDP per capita (PPP) (after Equatorial Guinea and Botswana) in the region. GDP grew by more than 6% per year from 2010 to 2012. However, because of inequality in income distribution, a significant proportion of the population remains poor.[not verified in body]Gabon (/ɡəˈbɒn/; [ɡabɔ̃]), officially the Gabonese Republic (French: République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. It has an area of nearly 270,000 square kilometres (100,000 sq mi) and its population is estimated at 1.5 million people. Its capital and largest city is Libreville. Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had three presidents. In the early 1990s, Gabon introduced a multi-party system and a new democratic constitution that allowed for a more transparent electoral process and reformed many governmental institutions. Gabon was also a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2010–2011 term. Low population density, abundant petroleum, and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the 4th highest HDI and the third highest GDP per capita (PPP) (after Equatorial Guinea and Botswana) in the region. GDP grew by more than 6% per year from 2010 to 2012. However, because of inequality in income distribution, a significant proportion of the population remains poor.[not verified in body]
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Woleu-NtemWoleu-Ntem is one of Gabon's nine provinces. It covers an area of 38,465 km². The provincial capital is Oyem. As Woleu-Ntem is the most northerly province of Gabon, it is the only province that borders Cameroon, as well as bordering the Republics of Equatorial Guinea and of the Congo. It borders the following areas of these countries: Domestically, it borders the following provinces: \n* Estuaire - southwest \n* Moyen-Ogooué - south \n* Ogooué-Ivindo - southeastShow on map
Ogooue-MaritimeOgooué-Maritime is one of Gabon's nine provinces. It covers an area of 22,890 km². The provincial capital is Port-Gentil. It has an estimated population (2006) of 137,993. The western edge of Ogooué-Maritime is the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Guinea in the far north. On land, it borders the following provinces: \n* Estuaire - north \n* Moyen-Ogooué - northeast \n* Ngounié - east \n* Nyanga - southeastShow on map
Ogooue-LoloThe Ogooué-Lolo Province is one of the nine provinces of Gabon. The regional capital is Koulamoutou, a city of approximately 16,000 people. It is the ninth largest city in Gabon and the home of slightly more than one-third of the provincial population. \n* Area: 25,380 km² \n* 2-letter abbreviation/HASC: GA-OL \n* ISO 3166-2: GA-07 \n* Population (1993): 43,915 Its length runs from the 3 S to 2 N and from 10 E to 11 E. To the south, Ogooué-Lolo borders the Niari Region of the Republic of the Congo. Domestically, it borders the following provinces:Show on map
Ogooue-IvindoThe Ogooué-Ivindo province is the northeastern-most of the nine provinces of Gabon. The regional capital is Makokou, which is home to one-third of the provincial population. It gets its name from two rivers, the Ogooué and the Ivindo. This province is the largest, least populated, and least developed of the nine. \n* Area: 46,075 km² \n* Two-letter abbreviation/HASC: GB-OI \n* ISO 3166-2: GB-06 \n* Population (1993): 48,862 The southern part of the province is crossed by the Equator. Its length runs from 11 E to 14 E and the width 0.35 S to 1 N.Show on map
NyangaNyanga province is one of Gabon's nine provinces. The provincial capital is Tchibanga, which had a total of 14,500 inhabitants in 2004 (slightly more than one-third of the total provincial population). Nyanga is the southernmost province of Gabon and is also the largest, least populated and least developed of the nine. It is bordered by Ogooué-Maritime in the northwest, Ngounié in the north, and the Congo to the south (Kouilou Region) and east (Niari Region). The Atlantic Ocean - which is the lowest point in both Gabon and Nyanga - borders it in the west.Show on map
NgouniNgounié is a Gabon province covering an area of 3,775 kilometres (2,346 mi). Its capital is Mouila.Show on map
Moyen-OgooueMoyen-Ogooué is one of Gabon's nine provinces. It covers an area of 18,535 km². The provincial capital is Lambaréné. Alone among the provinces of Gabon, Moyen-Ogooué has neither seacoast nor a foreign border. It borders the following provinces: \n* Woleu-Ntem Province - north \n* Ogooué-Ivindo Province - east \n* Ogooué-Lolo Province - southeast, at a quadripoint \n* Ngounié Province - south \n* Ogooué-Maritime Province - southwest \n* Estuaire Province - northwest Moyen-Ogooué borders more other provinces of Gabon than any other province.Show on map
Haut-OgooueHaut-Ogooué is one of Gabon's nine provinces. It is named after the Ogooué River. It covers an area of 36,547 km². The provincial capital is Franceville. One of its primary industries is mining, with manganese, gold and uranium being found in the region. The uranium-bearing mineral Francevillite takes its name from the primary city. It is the historical home of three cultures, the Obamba, Ndzabi and Téké. Like many regions in Africa, more traditional uses of the land have given way to rural migration to the larger cities. In August 2006, its soccer club won the Gabon Independence Cup.Show on map
EstuaireEstuaire is one of Gabon's nine provinces. It covers an area of 20,740 km². The provincial capital is Libreville, which is also the national capital. The province is named for the Gabon Estuary, which is at the heart of the province. Estuaire's western edge is the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. To the north, Estuaire borders the Republic of Equatorial Guinea: the Litoral Province in the northwest, and the Centro Sur Province in the northeast. Domestically, it borders the following provinces: \n* Woleu-Ntem - east \n* Moyen-Ogooué - south \n* Ogooué-Maritime - southwestShow on map