National Symbols of Gabon

Gabon is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, . The capital of Gabon is Libreville.

The official language is French and the Central African CFA franc is the currency of the Gabon. The domain is .ga and the country code is +241.

National day is celebrated on 17 Aug 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Gabon is no exception.

In Gabon, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Gabonese people. Regab is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Gabon. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Gabonese symbol.

The country was founded by Léon M'ba. The current president of Gabon is Ali Bongo Ondimba and Rose Christiane Raponda is the Prime Minister.

In Gabon the power plugs and sockets are of type C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Gabonese national anthem was written by Georges Aleka Damas and composed by Georges Aleka Damas.

Country information

Official name(s) The Gabonese Republic
Alternative name(s) Gabonese Republic (official, English)
Regional location Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea
Country name etymology "Cloak", Anglicized from the Portuguese Gabão.
Climate Tropical; always hot, humid
Terrain Narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south
Population 2,225,734
National Day 17 Aug 1960
Language(s) French
Religion Christianity Roman Catholic, Protestant Other Christian Traditional faiths
Country code +241
Literacy rate 82.3%
Currency Central African CFA franc
Capital city Libreville
ISO GAB
Domain(TLD) .ga
Ethnicity Bantu
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Gabonese
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 267,667 km2 (103,347 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (WAT)
Average elevation 377 m (1,237 ft)
Coastline 885 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Gabon

Flag map of Gabon

Motto of Gabon

Union, Travail, Justice - "Union, Work, Justice"

National animal of Gabon

The National animal of Gabon is Black panther

National Animal of Gabon - Black panther

National flower of Gabon

The National flower of Gabon is Delonix Regia. Botanical name is Delonix Regia.

National flower of Gabon - Delonix Regia

National bird of Gabon

The National bird of Gabon is Avifauna

National bird of Gabon - Avifauna

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Neighbouring countries of Gabon

Gabonese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.

He who is free of faults will never die.

No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow.

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

The witness of a rat is another rat.

When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day.

A loose tooth will not rest unless it’s pulled out.

What comes out of the mouth has lost its master.

When a fool is cursed, he thinks that he is being praised.

Even if thin, the elephant still remains the king of the forest.

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