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Geography of Gabon

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Gabon is a country in West Africa, lying along the Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Bight of Biafra.

République Gabonaise
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Map Of Gabon

Continent Africa
Geographic coordinates Template:Coor dm
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 74th
267,667 km²
3.7 % (10,000 km²)
Coastline 885 km
Highest point Mont Iboundji, 1575 m
Lowest point Atlantic Ocean, 0 m
Longest river Ogooué River
Largest inland body of water  ??
Land Use
 - Arable land
 - Permanent
   crops
 - Permanent
   pastures
 - Forests and
   woodlands
 - Other

1 %

1 %

18 %

77 %
3 % (1993 est.)
Climate: Tropical
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Natural resources Petroleum, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower
Environmental issues deforestation, poaching
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Borders

Gabon has a total of 2,251 km of international boundaries. It borders Equatorial Guinea (350 km) and Cameroon (298 km) to the north and the Republic of the Congo (1,903 km) to the west and south. Gabon lies on the equator.

Maritime claims
  • Contiguous zone: 24 nm
  • Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
  • Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate

Always hot and humid.

Terrain

Narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south

Irrigated land: 40 km² (1993 est.)

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

Other

Natural hazards
NA
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