Gabon
Gabonese Republic

Capital
Libreville

Area
103,346 sq mi
267,667 sq km


Population
1,321,560 est 2003

Largest city
Libreville
pop. 661,600


Languages
French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Peoples
Bantu tribes including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Punu, Nzebi, Obamba), Pygmies 0.7%, Europeans 15%

Religion
Christian 55%-75%, Animist, Islam less than 1%

Life Expectancy
total population: 56.46 years
male: 54.85 years
female: 58.12 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: 53.3% (1995 est.)


Suffrage
21 years of age; universal

Government
Republic; multiparty presidential regime


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