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Capital:
Libreville
Government:
Dominant Party Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba
Economy:
  • Oil and petroleum related goods are responsible for about 50% GDP, about 70% of revenues, and 87% of goods exports.
  • Wood processing, food and beverage processing contribute to industrial GDP and, together with oil industries, combine to account for nearly 64% of GDP.
Population:
2,230,908 (2020) (145th)
Land Size:
267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Fang
  • Bapounou
  • Nzebi
  • Obamba
  • Other Africans and Europeans: ~154,000
    • Including...
      • French: ~10,700
      • Dual Nationality: ~11,000
Religions:
  • Roman Catholicism: 42.3%
  • Protestantism: 12.3%
  • Other Christianity: 27.4%
  • Islam: 9.8%
  • Animism: <1%
  • Other <1%
  • None: 7.1%
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Fang
  • Myene
  • Nzebi
  • Bapounou/Eschira
  • Bandjabi