Flag of Gabon (GIF)

The flag of Gabon (French: drapeau du Gabon) consists of three horizontal stripes of green, yellow, and blue, from top to bottom. Each color carries distinct symbolism: green represents the lush vegetation and natural resources of the nation, yellow symbolizes the equator's proximity, highlighting Gabon's position on the equator, and blue stands for the country's abundant water resources and the Atlantic Ocean. This flag design reflects Gabon's environmental richness, geographic location, and aquatic wealth, making it a vivid representation of the country's unique natural heritage and connection to its surroundings.

Adopted:August 9, 1960
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇬🇦

The coat of arms of Gabon is a meticulously designed emblem laden with symbolism. In the center, two panthers serve as supporters, signifying the vigilance and bravery of the president who safeguards the nation. The golden bezants at the top of the shield represent the country's mineral wealth, while the ship at the bottom symbolizes Gabon's journey towards a brighter future. According to general acceptance, green signifies the extensive forests, yellow stands for the sun, blue represents the sea, and black symbolizes the African people. The okoumé tree at the top of the shield, with its roots emerging from the bottom, is a tribute to the timber trade, a significant part of the nation's economy. Below the shield, a blue ribbon carries the motto in French, "UNION, TRAVAIL, JUSTICE" (Unity, Work, Justice), and a white ribbon beneath the branches of the okoumé tree features the Latin motto "UNITI PROGREDIEMUR" (We shall go forward united), encapsulating the ideals of unity, progress, and justice that define Gabon.

The Gabonese flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic, is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Its capital is Libreville, and its population is about 2.279 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe.

The waving flag of Gabon with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Libreville
Other major cities:Port-Gentil,
Official language:French
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:28.6% Beti–Pahuin,
10.2% Punu,
8.9% Nzebi,
4.1% Mpongwe,
48.2% other
Religions:45.9% Roman Catholic,
12.3% Protestant,
27.4% Other Christian,
9.8% Islam,
8.2% Other
Nationality name:Gabonese
Area:267,667 km²
(103,347 sq mi)
Population:2.279 million (2021)
Country codes:GA, GAB (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ga
Calling code:+241

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Gabon (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Gabon), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Gabon
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Gabon

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