Flag of Gabon (GIF)



The flag of Gabon (French: drapeau du Gabon) is a tricolor consisting of three equal horizontal bands of green, yellow, and blue. The yellow band refers to the Equator, while the yellow color symbolizes the sun. The green color represents natural resources, and the blue color stands for the South Atlantic Ocean. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:4, and the flag was adopted on August 9, 1960.

The shield in its coat of arms features three golden discs, symbolizing the country's mineral wealth, and a sailing ship that indicates the country is moving towards a bright future. Above the shield is an okoume tree, symbolizing the country's timber trade, and the shield is supported by two black panthers, symbolizing courage.

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)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Libreville
Other major cities:Port-Gentil,
Franceville
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)
Currency:Central African CFA franc
Country codes:GA, GAB (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ga
Calling code:+241
Flag emoji code:🇬🇦


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

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