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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Gabonese Republic
Head of State : Ali Bongo Ondimba
Population : 1.73 Million
Capital City : Libreville
Largest City : Libreville
Languages : French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Monetary Unit : CommunautéFinancièreAfricaine Franc (XAF)
GDP (USD) : 14.34 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 702.41 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 13.48 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 8.09 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 5.27 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 64.38 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 145.01 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 1,340.59million (2013)
Location & Geography
Gabon is a West African country bordered by Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea in the North, the Republic of the Congo in the East, and the Atlantic Ocean in the West. The terrain is made up of a narrow coastal plain, a hilly interior and savanna to the East and South. A very small area is arable and there are few crops. Meadows and pastures take up about one fifth of the land. Most of the country is covered by a dense equatorial rain forest containing more than 3000 species of vegetation, including the okoume which is a hardwood tree that forms the backbone of Gabon‘s wood industry. Ogooue, the largest river in West Africa between Niger and Congo, drains most of Gabon. The climate is tropical (equatorial-hot and humid) throughout the year.
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