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Gabon | Africa Forward
Church Information

STATUS: Nationalized Work

CHURCHES: 10 Churches

CONSTITUENTS: 250

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Career Missionary Colleen Carter

GABON – Country Information

Population:
Gabon has a population of 2.2 million as of 2020.

Size:
267,665 sq km / 103,346 sq mi (similar size to Colorado)

Capital City:
The capital city of Libreville is located in northern Gabon along the coastline. 

Ethnic Groups:
37.5% Other
28.6% Fang
10.2% Punu
8.9% Nzebi
6.7% French
4.1% Mpongwe
4% Teke

Religion:
41.9% Roman Catholic
32.4% Other Christian
13.7% Protestant
6.4% Muslim
5.6% Other / Nonreligious

Languages:
French

Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, and Bandjabi are also spoken in Gabon.

Geography:
Three-fourths of Gabon is covered in rainforests, with the remaining made up of flat coastal plains, hills, and savannas.

Economy:
Gabon continues to have strong ties to France with heavy financial investments. The main exports are timber, oil, and manganese. 

Interesting Fact:
Gabon lies directly on the equator and has year-round tropical weather.

Important Facts:
The first to arrive to Gabon was the Portuguese in 1472. They established trade and in the 1500s the area was used for trade with many European nations. In 1910 Gabon became one of the four colonies within the French Equatorial Africa. Gabon received independence from France on August 17, 1960.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

PRAISE & REVIVAL REPORTS – August 2020

GABON We praise the Lord that He has blessed us to be able to finish construction of the Bible School. LIBERIA We praise the Lord  He is still saving souls in the mist of this pandemic of COVID - 19. Fifty-two (52) people were baptized and forty-three (43) people...
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