On August 17, 1960 Gabon gained independence from France.
Name : République Gabonaise
Region : Middle Africa
Currency : Franc CFA
Surface area : 267667Sq.km
Population : 1200 000 habitants
Official language : French
Capital : Libreville
UN membership : 20 September 1960
(Abundance of wild life and natural scenery)
The main resources of Gabonese Republic are oil, manganese, nobium and wood.