Gabon is a country located in Central Africa, bordered by Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo. It covers an area of 267,668 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 2.2 million people. The country is known for its lush rainforests, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage.
The official language spoken in Gabon is French, which is also the official language of the government and education system. However, many indigenous languages are also spoken, such as Fang, Myene, and Bateke.
The primary currency used in Gabon is the Central African CFA franc (XAF), which is also used in several other Central African countries. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are available in most cities and towns.
The local time in Gabon is GMT+1, making it one hour ahead of GMT in the UK. Gabon does not observe daylight saving time.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Gabon. The most common route is to fly from the UK to Paris, and then take a connecting flight to Libreville, the capital city of Gabon. The total flight time from the UK to Libreville is approximately 10 to 12 hours, depending on the connecting flights.
The main airport in Gabon is Libreville Leon M’ba International Airport (LBV), which is located approximately 11 kilometers north of the city center. The airport is served by several international airlines and offers connections to other destinations in Africa and Europe. The address for the airport is BP 2504, Libreville, Gabon.