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About Gabon

Gabon, Officially known as the Gabonese Republic is a Country in the South Western Region of Africa. It is a former French Colony as part of French Equatorial Africa.

The economy of the Country is predominantly Petroleum Products and Forestry.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityLibreville
Government TypePresident of Gabon is head of state 
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc, XAF
Phone Code +241
Important CitiesAkanda, Akok, Bakoumba, Batouala, Belinga, Bifoun, Bitam, Bongoville, Booué, Cocobeach, Ekata, Eteke, Fougamou, Franceville, Gamba, Kango, Koulamoutou
National DayIndependence Day (Aug-16)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking169
Primary IndustriesResources,Financial problem,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Industry
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Ores, slag and ash, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Iron and steel, Ships, boats and floating structures, Natural or cultured pearls, precious, Other base metals, cermets, articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Copper and articles thereof
Major Exports to IndiaMeat and edible meat offal, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Plastics and articles thereof, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Pharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment, Cotton, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, Ceramic products, Articles of iron or steel, Miscellaneous chemical products
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel, Meat and edible meat offal, Cereals, Plastics and articles thereof, Ships, boats and floating structures, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Pharmaceutical products
Major Imports from IndiaWood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Ores, slag and ash, Iron and steel, Aluminium and articles thereof, Lead and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Gabon and India totaled US$142.45 million in 2015-16, declining sharply from $835.73 million the previous fiscal. India exported $36.82 million worth of goods to Gabon, and imported $105.63 million. The main commodities exported by India to Gabon are meat and meat products, pharmaceuticals, cotton, iron and steel. The major commodities imported by India from Gabon are wood and wood articles, ores, slag and ash.
Bordering NationsEquatorial Guinea, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( OPEC), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr John Rupchandani
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate of India in Gabon
Sise à Montagne Sainte, P.O. Box 6111, Libreville
Email: indecongab@gmail.com
Phone: (+241) 01 764 307
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Koumba Desire
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy Of The Republic Of Gabon
E-84, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi,Delhi (NCT)-110057
Email: gabonambainde@yahoo.fr
Phone: 91-11-41012513,41012515,41012516

 

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