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Libreville

[French lee-bruh-veel] /French li brəˈvil/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea.

Gabon

[ga-bawn] /gaˈbɔ̃/
noun
1.
Official name Gabonese Republic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French Community. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km).
Capital: Libreville.
2.
an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
Also, Gabun.
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  • At Libreville, Gabun, thirty years ago, no woman dared to speak against it.

    Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau
  • Libreville is three miles long; one end is called “Glass,” and Añwondo is at the other end.

    Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau
  • It was an experiment the result of which the traders of Libreville are awaiting with interest.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • Libreville is a very pretty town, but when it was laid out the surveyors just missed placing the Equator in its main street.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • For several days we lay a few miles south of Libreville, off the mouth of the Gabun River, taking in the logs of mahogany.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • It is easy to understand why with such a live wire in the vicinity Libreville is warm.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • The above incident was told me at Libreville by a very intelligent Mpongwe as having actually occurred in the Gabun region.

    Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau
  • This, my informant asserted, actually happened at the town of Libreville, Gabun.

    Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau
  • Alternatively, and by arrangement with France, the line could start from Libreville.

  • So we could but up anchor and proceed to Libreville, formerly the capital of the French Congo.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for Libreville

Libreville

/French librəvil/
noun
1.
the capital of Gabon, in the west on the estuary of the Gabon River: founded as a French trading post in 1843 and expanded with the settlement of freed slaves in 1848. Pop: 649 000 (2005 est)

Gabon

/ɡəˈbɒn; French ɡabɔ̃/
noun
1.
a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 640 286 (2013 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles) Former English spelling Gaboon
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