Gabon GABONESE REPUBLIC

OAPI OAPI

International Treaties
Berne Convention
OAPI
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Civil unrest
Counterfeit and pirated goods available on the streets
Fresh water (schistosomiasis)
Government overspending , corruption
Medical facilities are limited, Tuberculosis (TB)
Travel by road can be hazardous

Currency
Central African Franc

Dialing Code
241

Internet Domain
.ga

Gabon
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Education is compulsory for children ages 6 to 16 years

Employment Majority
Agriculture 60%
Government 25%
Commerce 15%

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium

Main Imports
Machinery, equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, construction materials

Main Industries
Petroleum extraction and refining;,manganese, and gold
Chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement

CULTURE

Languages
French

Population
1,5 million (2009 estimate)

Religion
Christian, Bwiti, Islam

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Libreville

Climate
Equatorial climate

Neighbouring Countries
Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Congo

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