Gabon

Gabon Overview

Gabon is a small, heavily forested country that lies on the west coast of Africa, which straddles the equator. Gabon was a French colony from the early 1900’s until it became an independent republic in 1960. Its name in French, the official language, is Republique Gabonaise (Gabonese Republic).

CLIMATE

Gabon’s climate is hot and humid most of the year. Rainfall is heavy throughout the country, especially along the northern coast. Many regions receive as much as 100 inches of rainfall a year. The average annual temperature is about 79 °F (26 °C).

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Libreville
POPULATION: 1.4 million
LANGUAGE: French
CURRENCY: CFA Franc BEAC
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +241
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1