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Flag of Gabon

Flag of Gabon

The flag of Gabon features a tricolor landscaping of horizontal stripe of green, yellow and blue stripes. Gabon Flag was adopted in 1960 and replaced the previous colonial flag featuring the French Tricolor at the canton. This flag was used by the Gabonese Republic until they gained independence. The design of the current flag entailed the elimination the Tricolor and the spreading of the yellow stripe at the center.

The French disapproved the use of national flags in their colonies, assuming the flags might become symbols of separatists rally. Therefore, Flag of Gabon was adopted after the independence. Whereas some countries ruled by French did not adopt flags for more than a year. But, Gabon being a progressive nation quickly settled on a distinctive design.

History of Gabon Flag

The French achieved the control of contemporary Gabon in 1839, when a local chief submitted the dominion of his land to them. The Berlin Conference of 1885 solidified France's claimed the territory through diplomatic gratitude, and it later developed as the part of French Equatorial Africa in 1910. Under French foreign rule over Gabon, the establishments forbade the colony from using its own characteristic colonial flag.

On August 9, 1960 –Gabon became an independent country. Just over a week August 17, Gabon modified the design in the flag. The change involved eradicating the Tricolor at the canton and expanding the yellow stripe at the center, thus giving it equal width with the two other stripes.

Gabon Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The colors of the flag transmit cultural, radical, and regional meanings. The yellow mentions to the Equator – which cuts across the country – and also represents the sun. The green exemplifies the natural resources of Gabon, and extensive forested area. The blue characterizes the sea, exactly the South Atlantic Ocean. While the center band as solely yellow characterizes it as both yellow and gold.

About Gabon

Gabon is located in the west coast of Central Africa. The nation shares borders with equator, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, Cameroon to the north, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. The nation has 20.3 lacs of population and population density (people per sq. km) in Gabon was reported at 7.6834 sq.

Gabon has a framework of a republic whereby the President of Gabon is head of state. The official language of Gabon is French and the currency is Franc. Gabon comprises of two letters Gabon code i.e. GA and its three letters Gabon code is GAB and in digits it is 266 . The calling code is +241 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Gabon is UTC +01 hour. It is divided into regions and districts, hence it has no provinces.

Gabon Country Information Updated 2024

Country Gabon
Continent Africa
Official languages French
Capital Libreville
Currency Central African CFA franc Fr (XAF)

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Gabon Time Zones

CET UTC+01:00
CEST UTC+01:00

Gabon Codes

Internet TLD GA
Three-letter country code GAB
Three-digit country code 266
Calling code +241