Gabon sits on the western coast of Africa, bordering Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north, and the Republic of Congo to the south and east. With a small population and significant oil and mineral reserves, it is also among the wealthiest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. However, income inequality remains high.
The capital, Libreville, is Gabon's largest city and economic centre. The country's official language is French.
Gabon was a founding member of the African Union. It is also a member of La Francophonie and the Economic Community of Central African States. In 2022, Gabon joined the Commonwealth of Nations.
Australia's Ambassador to Gabon is resident in Abuja, Nigeria.
Economic and trade information
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Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- The Australian High Commission in Nigeria is responsible for Gabon