Gabon

[ ga-bon; French, ga-bawn ]
/ gæˈbɒn; French, gaˈbɔ̃ /

noun

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.

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Gabon
/ (ɡəˈbɒn, French ɡabɔ̃) /

noun

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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