Official name Gab·on·ese Re·pub·lic [gab-uh-neez, ‐nees, gah-buh‐] /ˈgæb əˌniz, ‐ˌnis, ˈgɑ bə‐/ . a republic in western equatorial Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by People's Republic of the Congo. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km). Capital: Libreville.
an estuary in western Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
- Also Ga·bun [guh-boon] /gəˈbun/ .
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How to use Gabon in a sentence
With 90% forest cover, Gabon’s tropical rainforest plays a vital role in the region and beyond.Gabon’s rainforest payments are a creative new model for conservation | Ciku Kimeria | June 27, 2021 | Quartz
The economic pressures faced by other developing countries dealing with rampant deforestation are also completely different from those of Gabon, one of the continent’s wealthiest countries.Gabon’s rainforest payments are a creative new model for conservation | Ciku Kimeria | June 27, 2021 | Quartz
Gabon is already pitching other innovative funding models to save forests.African animations, Rooibos riches, continental super apps | Ciku Kimeria | June 27, 2021 | Quartz
Africa’s tropical rainforests—12% of which are in Gabon—each year absorb carbon equivalent to more than three times the UK’s annual emissions.African animations, Rooibos riches, continental super apps | Ciku Kimeria | June 27, 2021 | Quartz
Deployment remains in infancy stages elsewhere on the continent with trials conducted in Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda so far.The 5G “revolution” is underway in Africa—but it remains a long way off from reality | Yomi Kazeem | October 2, 2020 | Quartz
In Gabon, West Africa, the drug is also central to Bwiti, a religious way of life for people who take it.
After intense training in Gabon following the incident, he dedicated himself to practicing ibogaine ceremonies like the Bwiti.
Uganda is the first of six African countries he visits, followed by Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gabon, and finally South Africa.
If the fathers had known of this decision and its cause, they would have remedied it by going back to live or die at Gabon.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 30 of 55 | Antonio Alvarez de Abreu
British Dictionary definitions for Gabon
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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