Brief Facts About Gabon

Low population density, abundant petroleum, and foreign private investment[ambiguous] 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.
Most Gabonese have Bantu origin, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, and Obamba).
Gabon has rich reserves of manganese, iron, petroleum and timber.
Almost 80-85% of Gabon is covered by rainforests, 11% of which has been dedicated for national parks making these parks some of the largest nature parks in the world.
The rainforests of Gabon are home to 777 species of birds.
Ogooué is the largest lake in Gabon and stretches over a distance of 1200 km.
Gabon was annexed into the territories of French Equatorial Africa. this federation lasted for almost five decades.
The highest point in Gabon is Mont Iboundji that stands at a total height of 1,575 m or 5166 ft.
Gabon is home to hundreds of dolomite and limestone caves many of which are yet to be explored.
Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture) Museum of Art and Culture is located in Libreville. Featuring an unrivalled collection of masks, the Musée des Arts et Traditions du Gabon is essential viewing for visitors to Libreville.
Ivindo National Park is located within 362 km from Libreville Cty in east-central Gabon. It is bisected by the equator and it contains the famous Kongou Falls and Langoué Bai, one of the five most important forest clearings in Africa. A variety of wildlife, such as forest elephants, primate’s gorilla, chimpanzee and birds. Ivindo is an absolute wonderland for those looking for a remote safari.

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