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 Republic of Gabon

Location and Geography

Gabon is a West African country bordered by Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea in the North, the Republic of the Congo in the East, and the Atlantic Ocean in the West. The terrain is made up of a narrow coastal plain, a hilly interior and savanna to the East and South. A very small area is arable and there are few crops. Meadows and pastures take up about one fifth of the land. Most of the country is covered by a dense equatorial rain forest containing more than 3000 species of vegetation, including the okoume which is a hardwood tree that forms the backbone of Gabon‘s wood industry. Ogooue, the largest river in West Africa between Niger and Congo, drains most of Gabon. The climate is tropical (equatorial-hot and humid) throughout the year.