Flag of Gabon

Flag of Gabon

The current flag of Gabon has been adopted in 1960 when the country declared independence from France, and it is composed of three horizontal stripes from the top in green, yellow and blue colors. The flag should express solidarity with other independent African states - the first two bands were taken from the flag of Etiopia, but also referes to formes ties to France as Gabon´s colonizer (blue bar). Green stripe symbolizes the Gabonese forest and timber industry, yellow stripe stands for the local sharp sun and the zero parallel, which passes through the country. Blue bar represents the Atlantic Ocean, which washes the western shores of the country, as well as all waters of the country, especially the river Ogooué.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes GA, GAB (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Gabonese Republic
Capital city Libreville
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC
Population 2 172 579 (2019)
Total area 267 668 km2
Highest point Mont Bengoué (1 070 m, 3 510 ft)
Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 7 953 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Central African CFA franc (Fr, XAF)
Calling code +241
Internet TLD .ga

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