Facts and stats about Gabon

1.64 million

Population. Ranked 153th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 55th in 2012.


Cameroon 298 km, Republic of the Congo 1,903 km, Equatorial Guinea 350 km
Largest city Libreville - 419,596
Capital city Libreville - 419,596
Major language French, Bantu-group languages
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Alternative names Gabon, Republique Gabonaise, Gabonese Republic
Groups Christian countries, Former French colonies, Hot countries, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Gabon Map

257,670 sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 74th in 2008.

Interesting observations about Gabon

  • Gabon ranked second for telecoms > mobile cellular subscriptions > per 100 people amongst Christian countries in 2012.
  • Gabon ranked first for GDP per capita amongst Former French colonies in 2012.
  • Gabon ranked #8 for death rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Gabon ranked third for GDP > per capita > PPP amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.
  • Gabon ranked #12 for GDP > composition by sector > industry globally in 2012.
  • Gabon has ranked last for PM10 > country level > micrograms per cubic meter since 1992.
  • Gabon ranked 14 places from the bottom for population amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.