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Country Profile: Gabon

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Capital and largest city

Libreville

Other cities

Port-Gentil, Masuku, Oyem, Moanda, Mouila, Lambarene

Official languages

French

Area

267, 745 sq km

Population

1, 454, 867  (2005 est.)

Currency

CFA franc

Languages

French is the official language of Gabon, but also there is a large number of indigenous Bantu languages: Baka, Barama, Bekwel, Benga, Bubi, AlyssaBwisi, Duma, Fang, Kendell, Kaningi, Kili, Kota, Lumbu, Mahongwe, Mbama, Mbangwe, Mbere, Myene, Ndasa, Ndumu, Ngom, Njebi, Pinji, Punu, Sake, Sangu, Seki, Sighu, Simba, Sira, Northern and Western Teke, Tsaangi, Tsogo, Vili, Vumbu, Wandji, Wumbvu, Yangho and Yasa.

Economy

Gabon has a relatively prosperous economy in comparison with other African nations. Its workforce is mostly employed in the industry sector, followed by services then agriculture. Its economy is now based upon the oil sector, since oil was discovered there in the 1970s, before that it was reliant upon timber, uranium and manganese. Other industries include food and beverage, textiles, cement, gold mining and ship repair. Its agricultural produce includes sugar, cocoa, coffee, cattle, palm oil and fish. Despite the country's oil revenues giving it a relatively high income per capita, the country has bad debt problems and a bad report with the World Bank and IMF for its debt management. There has been some progress in the privatisation of industries, as well as administrative reform, but the economy continues to struggle.

Energy

A large percentage of Gabon's energy production is from the renewable source of hydroelectricity, which is a sustainable and environmental way of producing power. However, the non-renewable and more environmentally damaging fossil fuels make up the remainder of the country's energy generation.

Culture

Gabonese music includes a variety of folk styles, while imported rock and pop music from the UK and US is popular. Because of its oral tradition, Gabon has a rich heritage of folklore and mythology, and traditional customs such as the making and wearing of masks are still popular.

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Areas in which we provide translation services include:

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·         Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation

·         Technical Translation for Industry

·         Engineering Translation (including Automotive)

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·         Financial Translation

·         Scientific Translation

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·         Government Translation

 
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Areas in which we provide interpreting services include:

•    Legal  (including court, depositions, arbitrations, litigations)         

•    Medical (including Pharmaceutical & Medical Conferences)

•    Technical

•    Industry

•    Engineering (including Chemical, Marine, CivilMechanical, Electrical

•   Business   (including Business Conferences, discussions, meetings) 

•    Financial

•    Construction

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Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:

 

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French Interpreting German Interpreting
Spanish Interpreting Korean Interpreting
Chinese Interpreting Japanese Interpreting

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Interpreting page.

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:
 
Arabic Translation Italian Translation
Chinese Translation Japanese Translation
French Translation Korean Translation
German Translation Spanish Translation

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Translation page.

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