- a port in and the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea.
- 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.
- an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
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At Libreville, Gabun, thirty years ago, no woman dared to speak against it.
Her people sent for a Senegal man, living in Libreville, who had quite a reputation as a doctor in that kind of sickness.
Libreville is three miles long; one end is called “Glass,” and Añwondo is at the other end.
The above incident was told me at Libreville by a very intelligent Mpongwe as having actually occurred in the Gabun region.
Alternatively, and by arrangement with France, the line could start from Libreville.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914
Edwin A. Pratt
- 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)
- 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