Gabon

Gabon

[ga-bawn]
noun
1.
Official name Gabonese Republic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French community. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km). Capital: Libreville.
2.
an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
Also, Gabun.
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Gabon (ɡəˈbɒn, French ɡabɔ̃)
 
n
Former English spelling: Gaboon a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 352 000 (2004 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles)

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