Open menu Close menu Open Search Close search Open sharebox Close sharebox
Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main Index|
  • 2002 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • Home PageCountry Index

    Gabon Geography - 2002

      Location Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea

      Geographic coordinates 1 00 S, 11 45 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 267,667 sq km
      water: 10,000 sq km
      land: 257,667 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Colorado

      Land boundaries
      total: 2,551 km
      border countries: Cameroon 298 km, Republic of the Congo 1,903 km, Equatorial Guinea 350 km

      Coastline 885 km

      Maritime claims
      contiguous zone: 24 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate tropical; always hot, humid

      Terrain narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Iboundji 1,575 m

      Natural resources petroleum, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower

      Land use
      arable land: 1%
      permanent crops: 1%
      other: 98% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 150 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues deforestation; poaching

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note a small population and oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries; in general, these circumstances have allowed the country to maintain and conserve its pristine rain forest and rich biodiversity

      NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gabon Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -

    Language Translation Services - All Languages

    Revised 30-Jan-03
    Copyright © 2002 - 2020 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)