STATUS: Nationalized Work
CHURCHES: 10 Churches
Career Missionary Colleen Carter
GABON – Country Information
Gabon has a population of 2.2 million as of 2020.
267,665 sq km / 103,346 sq mi (similar size to Colorado)
The capital city of Libreville is located in northern Gabon along the coastline.
41.9% Roman Catholic
32.4% Other Christian
5.6% Other / Nonreligious
Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, and Bandjabi are also spoken in Gabon.
Three-fourths of Gabon is covered in rainforests, with the remaining made up of flat coastal plains, hills, and savannas.
Gabon continues to have strong ties to France with heavy financial investments. The main exports are timber, oil, and manganese.
Gabon lies directly on the equator and has year-round tropical weather.
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.