Gabon travel guide



Gabon is located in Sub-Saharan Africa part of Africa. It's total area is 258K km² and 91.3% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 2.4M. 90.7% lives in cities whereas 9.3% lives in rural areas.
Gabon (; French pronunciation: ​[ɡabɔ̃]; Sangu: Ngabu), officially the Gabonese Republic (French: République gabonaise), is a country on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, it 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 2.3 million people. There are coastal plains, mountains (the Cristal Mountains and the Chaillu Massif in the centre), and a savanna in the east.

Since its independence from France in 1960, the sovereign state of Gabon has had three presidents. In the 1990s, it introduced a multi-party system and a democratic constitution that aimed for a more transparent electoral process and reformed some governmental institutions. Despite this, the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) remains the dominant party. With petroleum and foreign private investment, it has the fourth highest HDI in the region (after Mauritius, Seychelles and South Africa) and the fifth highest GDP per capita (PPP) in all of Africa (after Seychelles, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea and Botswana). Its GDP grew by more than 6% per year from 2010 to 2012.

The official language is French. Bantu ethnic groups constitute around 95% of the country's population, and Christianity is the most practiced religion, being practiced by between 55–75% of the population.

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💬 Languages

French is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Central African CFA franc [1 USD = 605.118 XAF].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Gabon, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %5.894433707]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 244 ATM's in Gabon.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2005, 526K tourists arrived to Gabon. In 2016, tourism has contributed to Gabon economy with a total of 28.7M $ income (%0.5).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is 🐢average with 40.95 Mbps.

Broadband (1.44 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 25 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is ☀️ 24 °C and hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 26 °C and very hot.
Yearly average25 °C 🔥
3 month average24 °C ☀️
Spring average26 °C 🔥
Summer average24 °C ☀️
Fall average25 °C ☀️
Winter average26 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 18B $ and with %14.7 increase GNI per capita was 7.5K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %4.2.

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