Largest Cities in Gabon

Facts about Gabon

Official languages: French
Capital: Libreville
Area: 267,667 km²
Population: 1.5 million residents
Population density: 5.77 residents per km²
Currency: XAF
Internet TLD: .ga
ISO codes: GA, GAB, 266
The telephone code from Gabon is +241

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Gabon is located in central Africa. It was a French colony until 1960. Ruled by autocratic presidents since independence, Gabon introduced a multi-party system in the 1990s and passed a new constitution, which enabled reform of government organizations and more transparent elections.

Gabon is one of the most resource-rich countries in Africa, with considerable oil reserves off the coast.

Biggest Cities of Gabon by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Libreville, Gabon 578,267 0.39241 9.45356
2 Port-Gentil, Gabon 109,274 -0.71933 8.78151
3 Franceville, Gabon 43,078 -1.63333 13.5836
4 Oyem, Gabon 30,981 1.5995 11.5793
5 Moanda, Gabon 30,262 -1.56652 13.1987
6 Mouila, Gabon 22,580 -1.86846 11.0559
7 Lambarene, Gabon 20,825 -0.7001 10.2406
8 Tchibanga, Gabon 19,476 -2.93323 10.9818
9 Koulamoutou, Gabon 16,333 -1.13667 12.464
10 Makokou, Gabon 13,682 0.57381 12.8642
11 Bitam, Gabon 10,408 2.07597 11.5007
12 Gamba, Gabon 10,039 -2.65 10
13 Mounana, Gabon 8,891 -1.4085 13.1586
14 Ntoum, Gabon 8,680 0.39051 9.76096
15 Lastoursville, Gabon 8,451 -0.81742 12.7082
16 Okondja, Gabon 7,266 -0.65487 13.6753
17 Ndende, Gabon 6,311 -2.40077 11.3581
18 Booue, Gabon 5,898 -0.09207 11.9385
19 Fougamou, Gabon 5,760 -1.21544 10.5838
20 Ndjole, Gabon 5,209 -0.17827 10.7649

Gabon: Libreville

The capital of Gabon is Libreville. This is French and means “free city”. It was founded in 1949 for freed slaves, modeled on Freetown in Sierra Leone. Libreville is located on the Atlantic Ocean on Corisco Bay. Around 800,000 people live here. This makes Libreville the largest city in Gabon.

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