Gabon

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Omar Bongo, former president of Gabon

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Analysis:

OVERVIEW: GABON

Through its Strategic Plan for Emerging Gabon (PSGE), the  government aims to turn Gabon into an emerging economy by 2025. This rests on three pillars: ‘Green Gabon’, ‘Industrial Gabon’ and ‘Service-Industry Gabon’. The PSGE hopes to bring about an ambitious programme of structural change in the national economy, based on improved governance of the state, the recovery in public and private investment, the development of infrastructure and human resources and a more equitable distribution of national wealth. 

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Profile

Profile:

PROFILE: GABON

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: République Gabonaise (Gabonese Republic)
Head of State: President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba (from 16 Oct 2009)
Head of government: Prime Minister Daniel Ona Ondo (PDG) (from 27 Jan 2014)
Ruling party: Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG) (Gabonese Democratic Party) (since 1960; re-elected 17 Dec 2011)
Area: 267,667 square km
Population: 1.59 million (2014)*
Capital: Libreville
Official language: English (from Oct 2012)
Currency: CFA franc (CFAf) = 100 centimes (Communauté Financière Africaine (African Financial Community) franc)
Exchange rate: CFAf586.44 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$10,836 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 5.08% (2014)*
GDP: US$17.18 billion (2014)*
Inflation: 4.51% (2014)
Oil production: 236,000 bpd (2014)
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