Its capital and largest city is Libreville.

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.

  • Gabon has largest boundary with Republic of the Congo which is approximately 1903 km.
  • Gabon has shortest boundary with Cameroon which is approximately 298 km.
  • The largest river in Gabon is Ogooue which is 1200 km.
  • The largest export partner of Gabon is Japan.
  • The largest import partner of Gabon is France.
  • There are 11 seaports in Gabon.

Tourist Attraction#

The roaring torrent of Kongou Falls slashes through the forest in Ivindo National Park.

National Facts#

  • The famous dish of Gabon is Poulet Nyembwe (Moambe).

Poulet Nyembwe, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Poulet Nyembwe
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from unter CC