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Location: Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea 
Geographical Size: land: 257,667 sq km, water: 10,000 sq km Climate: tropical; always hot, humid 
Population: 2,119,036 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.73% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi 
Religion: Roman Catholic 42.3%, Protestant 12.3%, other Christian 27.4%, Muslim 9.8%, animist 0.6%, other 0.5%, none/no answer 7.1% (2012 est.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Libreville 
Economy: Gabon relied on timber and manganese exports until oil was discovered offshore in the early 1970s. Oil accounts for approximately 80% of Gabon’s exports and 45% of its GDP 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $36.66 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 21,235 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 2,663,243 (2017 est.) Internet users 835,408 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA