Flag of Gabon (GIF)


The flag of 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 Gabon flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world 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 2,109,000.

The waving flag of Gabon with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Libreville (pop. 2,190,000)
Other major cities:Port-Gentil (136,000)
Franceville (111,000)
Official languages:French
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:28.6% Beti–Pahuin
10.2% Punu
8.9% Nzebi
4.1% Mpongwe
48.2% other
Religion:45.9% Roman Catholic
12.3% Protestant
27.4% Other Christian
9.8% Islam
8.2% Other
Demonym:Gabonese
Area:267,667 km²
(103,347 sq mi)
Population:2,109,000
Currency:Central African CFA franc


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

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