Gabon is located on the west coast of Africa. A former French colony, Gabon has strong ties with France and to the French language and culture. The capital is Libreville. Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; the islands of Sao Tome and Principe are located off the coast. Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; the islands of Sao Tome and Principe are situated off the coast. A large majority of Gabon’s population is Christian, of which Roman Catholics account for more than two-fifths. Though Gabonese serve as Catholic bishops, they rely heavily on foreign clergy, particularly the French Holy Ghost Fathers. The largest Protestant body, the Evangelical Church of Gabon, has Gabonese pastors in its parishes throughout the north. The French influence on Gabonese culture is prevalent. Gabon’s contemporary writers express themselves almost exclusively in French. Football (soccer) is the national sport in Gabon, though much of the play is limited to the coast because of the dense rainforest in the interior. Gabon founded a football federation in 1962, and it became affiliated with the International Federation of Association Football the following year. Basketball is also popular in Gabon, and the country is a member of the International Basketball Federation.
Visit Pointe-Denis Beach
Visit Akande National Park
Visit Musée des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture)