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Encyclopedia > Libreville, Gabon

Libreville, estimated population 362,400 (1993), is the capital of Gabon. The city is a port on the Gabon River, near the Gulf of Guinea, and a trade center for a timber region. The city was founded in 1843 as a trading station. Freed slaves were sent there, and in 1848 it was named Libreville (French for Freetown). It was the chief port of French Equatorial Africa from 1934 to 1946.


Gabon's school of administration and school of law are in Libreville. Libreville International Airport, the headquarters for Air Gabon, is nearby.


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Libreville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (300 words)
Libreville (population 578,156 January 1, 2005) is the capital city of Gabon.
The city is a port on the Gabon River, near the Gulf of Guinea, and a trade center for a timber region.
Libreville was named in imitation of Freetown and grew only slowly as a trading post and a minor administrative centre to a population of 31,000 on independence in 1960.
Gabon (690 words)
Gabon is located on the edge of the Congo Basin, the richest tropical forest complex in Africa in terms of fauna and flora.
Gabon is a haven of prosperity and stability in equatorial Africa.
Libreville was the capital of French Equatorial Africa from 1888 to 1904.
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