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    Gabon Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea


      Geographic coordinates: 1 00 S, 11 45 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 267,667 sq km
      water: 10,000 sq km
      land: 257,667 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Colorado


      Land boundaries: total: 2,551 km
      border countries: Cameroon 298 km, Republic of the Congo 1,903 km, Equatorial Guinea 350 km


      Coastline: 885 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; always hot, humid


      Terrain: narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Iboundji 1,575 m


      Natural resources: petroleum, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 1.26%
      permanent crops: 0.66%
      other: 98.08% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 150 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: NA


      Environment - current issues: deforestation; poaching


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: a small population and oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries; in general, these circumstances have allowed the country to maintain and conserve its pristine rain forest and rich biodiversity


      NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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