Gabon GABONESE REPUBLIC

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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