Country: Gabon

Population: 1,454,867

Capital: Libreville

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)

Government Type: Republic; multiparty presidential regime

Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Ethnic Breakdown: Bantu tribes, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba); other Africans and Europeans, 154,000, including 10,700 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality

Religion: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Major Cities: Libreville

Phone Country Code: 241

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne and vectorborne diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: May - September

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Omar Bongo is the president of Gabon.