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[ga-bawn] /gaˈbɔ̃/

Official name Gabonese Republic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French Community. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km).
Capital: Libreville.
an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
/ɡəˈbɒn; French ɡabɔ̃/
a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 640 286 (2013 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles) Former English spelling Gaboon


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