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Transcript of Gabon
Landscapes: The general landscape of Gabon is comprised of narrow coastal plains with savannas in the east and south and hills in the centre.
Biodiversity: Gabon's forests shelter species such as gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, and mandrills, while its seas contain humpback whales, leatherback turtles, and manatees. HISTORY OF GABON GABON This is a graph of the temperatures and precipitations in Gabon. France becomes protector of Gabon. 1 Jan 1839.
France assumed the status of protector by signing treaties with Gabonese coastal chiefs in 1839 and in 1841. American missionaries arrive in Gabon. 1 Jan 1842.
American missionaries from New England established a mission at Baraka (Libreville) in 1842. Libreville, Gabon is formed. 1 Jan 1849.
In 1849 the French captured a slave ship and released the passengers at the mouth of the Como river. The slaves named their settlement Libreville meaning "free town" France occupied Gabon. 1 Jan 1885. France administered Gabon. 1 Jan 1903. Economy Society Natural problems: Human problems This is the flag of the country. This is the shield of the country. Gabon becomes a territory of French Equatorial Africa. 1 Jan 1910
In 1910 Gabon became one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa, a federation that survived until 1959. The territories became independent in 1960 as the Central African Republic Chad Congo (Brazzaville) and Gabon. Gabon becomes independent, 1 Jan 1960
The territories became independent in 1960 as the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), and Gabon. Gabon becomes a republic. 1 Jan 1961
Under the 1961 constitution, Gabon became
a republic with a presidential form of government. 1903-1961 Omar Bongo becomes President. 1 Mar 1967
Leon M'Ba and Omar Bongo are elected President and Vice President. M'Ba died later that year, and Omar Bongo became President. Bongo is elected President and the position of vice president is abolished. 1 Feb 1975
Bongo was elected President in February 1975, and the position of vice president was abolished and replaced by the position of prime minister, who had no right to automatic succession. Bongo is re-elected President. 1 Dec 1979
Bongo was re-elected President in December 1979 to a 7-year term. Bongo is re-elected yet again. 1 Dec 1998
President Omar Bongo coasted to easy re-election in December 1998, with large majorities of the vote. Bongo elected to his sixth term. 1 Nov 2005
In November 2005, President Omar Bongo was elected for his sixth term. President Bongo dies. 8 Jun 2009
On June 8, 2009, President Omar Bongo died of cardiac arrest at a Spanish hospital in Barcelona, ushering in a new era in Gabonese politics. Ali Bongo becomes new President. 16 Oct 2009
Omar Bongo’s son, ruling party leader Ali Bongo Ondimba, was inaugurated into Presidency on October 16, 2009. Bongo is re-elected President again. 11 Aug 2010
Bongo was re-elected President again in November 1986 to a 7-year term. Gabon's economy depends on its mining and forest resources. Gross domestic product in 2006 was $ 9.546 million, about $ 7,282.50 per person, the highest in Africa subsaharian. The annual national budget estimated revenues of $ 1,300 million and expenditures of $ 1,600 million. Agriculture is the largest sector of the economy of Gabon, and occupies 52% of the active population. For domestic consumption grows cassava (tapioca to obtain), banana, plantain, sugar cane, taro and rice for export small amounts of cocoa, coffee, palm oil, peanuts and pepper.
Gabon is the world's largest producer of okoume, a soft wood that is used to make plywood. The coin of Gabon is the Franco CFA END By:
Ana Ruibal There are 1.5 million of habitants. Approximately 75% of the population is concentrated in three cities: Libreville, Port-Gentil and Franceville. Gastronomy: Traditions: Gabon is a presidential republic, in which the length of the presidential term is seven years and may remain in power for more than two terms. The legislature is the National Assembly, composed of 120 members. Located on the Atlantic coast, the Gabon is a paradise for seafood lovers. Soles, rays and shrimps arrive directly from the ocean where they abound, while the lakes are full of freshwater fish such as the Capitaine and the Machoiron . Stuffed crab is a national specialty found everywhere. Fish is often kept in a thick layer of salt before being cooked with cauliflower and carrots, or grilled on skewers. You also added thin slices of smoked fish with vegetables to give them the taste, as with cassava leaves. The Gabonese generally serve the meat with a sauce made from a single ingredient, that does not affect the flavor of the meat. Chicken is accompanied with Nyembwè, a rich sauce derived from the pulp of palm nuts that have been boiled. Another choice is the sauce odika (a bean mango also called "chocolate African" for his pronounced taste). The country gained independence in 1960 and the one-party system lasted until 1991, when the new constitution introduced multiparty democracy. In 2002, the country created 13 national parks, covering about 11 percent of Gabonese territory, to protect their forests, fauna and flora. Life expectancy: 59
CFA franc currency
Religion: Christian beliefs, indigenous
Language: French, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou / Eschira, Bandjabi
Dimension: 267,667 km square (103.347 miles square)
Capital: Libreville; 611,000
Population: 1,384,000 A typical tradition in Gabon is to do masks, are used to entertain audiences during festivals or celebrations. The mask represents the spirit of an ancestor and is commonly found throughout western and central Gabon.The beautiful hairstyle is a common feature among the Punu women. Typical of these type of masks are the female face, the coiffure with two side braids a hairstyle commonly used by women of this region. In some cases red dots that is situated on the forehead and upper cheeks. Other common features are a pointed nose, protruding lips, arched eyebrows narrow eyes and closed mouth. Some masks have a natural wood color and are believed to have a judiciary function, and is used by chiefs to consult with the ancestors to find solutions to problems. Gabon a rich country in folklore and mythology.