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Gabon, officially Gabonese Republic (French Republique Gabonaise), independent nation in west central Africa, bounded on the northwest by Equatorial Guinea, on the north by Cameroon, on the east and south by the Republic of the Congo, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The area of Gabon is 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq mi). Libreville is the capital and largest city.



Gardinier, David E. Gabon. ABC-CLIO, 1992. Comprehensive bibliography on the history, development, and culture of Gabon.

Schweitzer, Albert. The Primeval Forest. John Hopkins University Press, 1998. Schweitzer's life and experiences in French Equatorial Africa, as recounted in On the Edge of the Primeval Forest and More from the Primeval Forest. First published in 1931.


Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.

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Gabonese Republic, Libreville, west central Africa, Atlantic Ocean, largest city, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Cameroon, east

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