Welcome to Gabon

Gabon is located on the Gulf of Guinea in Central Africa and has a population of approximately 1.4 million and is a former French colony that gained independence in 1960. Gabon still maintains strong economic, political and cultural ties with France. Gabon continues to have one of the highest per capita income figures in sub-Saharan Africa, with an estimated GNI per capita of USD $12,270 in 2009 (source: World Bank, Atlas method).