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    Gabon Geography 2000

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea

      Geographic coordinates: 1 00 S, 11 45 E

      Map references: Africa

      Area:
      total: 267,667 sq km
      land: 257,667 sq km
      water: 10,000 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Colorado

      Land boundaries:
      total: 2,551 km
      border countries: Cameroon 298 km, Republic of the Congo 1,903 km, Equatorial Guinea 350 km

      Coastline: 885 km

      Maritime claims:
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; always hot, humid

      Terrain: narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Iboundji 1,575 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower

      Land use:
      arable land: 1%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 18%
      forests and woodland: 77%
      other: 3% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 40 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: deforestation; poaching

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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