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Gabon

Geography

This West African country, which western border borders on Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Congo. The area of the country is slightly more than Colorado. The most part of the country is covered with dense rainforests.

Form of government

Republic.

History

Babinga or Pygmies were the very first people in Gabon, these are about 7000 years BC, and there were tribes to a bow from the South and East Africa already later. Now in Gabon there are many tribes, the largest of which Fang, the making 25% of the population.

Gabon was for the first time studied by the Portuguese navigator Diego Kam in the 15th century. In 1472 the Portuguese researchers faced the mouth of the River of Komo and called it "Rio de Gabao," the river of Gabon which and became later the name of the country. Dutches for the first time came to Gabon in 1593, and French in 1630. In 1839 French founded the pioneer settlement on the left coast of the Gabon mouth and gradually occupied internal areas during the second half of the 19th century.

The earth completely began to belong to French in 1888 and after World War II was the autonomous republic within the French Union, and only on August 17, 1960 became gained independence.


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List of top cities of Gabon (2)

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Libreville Libreville Libreville