Gabon is a state in Central Africa. It is located on the western coast of the continent on the Atlantic Ocean. This part of the Atlantic Ocean is called the Gulf of Guinea. Gabon has land borders with three countries: in the northwest it borders with Equatorial Guinea and in the north with Cameroon. With more than 2500 kilometers, Gabon has the longest borders in the east and south with the Republic of the Congo. The equator runs through the country.
What is the situation in Gabon?
There are three different landscapes in Gabon. On the coast there are flat plains. They extend up to 200 kilometers inland. Mangroves grow right on the coast. Inland it is hilly. Northeast of the capital Libreville are the Crystal Mountains (Cristal Mountains), in the center of the country is the Chaillu massif. In the east and south there are savannas. There grow mainly grasses and shrubs and only a few trees.
The longest river of Gabon is the Ogooue. It originates in the Republic of the Congo and then flows in an arc through Gabon, where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. South of Port-Gentil, Gabon’s second largest city, it forms a delta.
There is no clear information about which is the highest mountain in Gabon. You can choose between Mont Iboundji, which should be either 972 meters or 1575 meters high, or Mont Bengoué, whose height is given as 1070 meters.
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