Geography in Gabon

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Geography in Gabon


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:GA
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
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Area in Gabon


Surface area

267 670 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 76 in the world of 233 (67,81%); 30 in Africa from 56 (48,21%)

Land area

257 670 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 75 in the world of 230 (67,83%); 29 in Africa from 54 (48,15%)

Territorial waters

10 000 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 47 in the world of 153 (69,93%); 16 in Africa from 40 (62,50%)

Land use in Gabon


Land area

257 670 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 75 in the world of 230 (67,83%); 29 in Africa from 54 (48,15%)

Agricultural land

20,03 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 154 in the world of 208 (26,44%); 46 in Africa from 53 (15,09%)
51 600 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 85 in the world of 209 (59,81%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)
2,99 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 17 in the world of 207 (92,27%); 6 in Africa from 52 (90,38%)
11,89 % (2,38 % annual) ↗
min: 2,99; max: 10,38; max-min: 7,39 (71,18%); mid: 6,68;
-3,69 (-123,48%)

Arable land

1,26 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 182 in the world of 206 (12,14%); 47 in Africa from 53 (13,21%)
3 250 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 134 in the world of 206 (35,44%); 43 in Africa from 53 (20,75%)
0,188 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 76 in the world of 206 (63,59%); 26 in Africa from 53 (52,83%)
11,89 % (2,38 % annual) ↗
min: 0,160; max: 0,398; max-min: 0,237 (59,65%); mid: 0,279;
-0,091 (-48,16%)

Forest area

89,26 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 3 in the world of 205 (99,02%); 1 in Africa from 53 (100%)
4,35 % (0,870 % annual) ↘
min: 85,38; max: 89,26; max-min: 3,88 (4,35%); mid: 87,32;
1,94 (2,17%)
230 000 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 24 in the world of 206 (88,83%); 6 in Africa from 54 (90,74%)
4,35 % (0,870 % annual) ↘
min: 220 000; max: 230 000; max-min: 10 000 (4,35%); mid: 225 000;
5 000 (2,17%)
13,33 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 3 in the world of 204 (99,02%); 1 in Africa from 52 (100%)
7,03 % (1,41 % annual) ↗
min: 13,33; max: 23,10; max-min: 9,77 (42,30%); mid: 18,22;
-4,89 (-36,65%)

Terrestrial protected areas

20,49 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 68 in the world of 204 (67,16%); 15 in Africa from 53 (73,58%)
19,61 % (3,92 % annual) ↘
min: 5,36; max: 20,49; max-min: 15,13 (73,84%); mid: 12,93;
7,57 (36,92%)
55 384 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 57 in the world of 202 (72,28%); 22 in Africa from 51 (58,82%)
0,0012458 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 46 in the world of 202 (77,72%); 6 in Africa from 51 (90,20%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Gabon


Length of land borders

3 261 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 59 in the world of 166 (65,06%); 26 in Africa from 49 (48,98%)

Number of Neighbors

3 [?] (2015)
(descending): 86 in the world of 164 (48,17%); 32 in Africa from 49 (36,73%)

Coastline

885 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 88 in the world of 191 (54,45%); 16 in Africa from 40 (62,50%)

Elevation in Gabon


mean elevation

377 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 98 in the world of 163 (40,49%); 31 in Africa from 48 (37,50%)

highest point

1 575 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 138 in the world of 232 (40,95%); 39 in Africa from 56 (32,14%)

Main parameters in Gabon


Population

1 725 292 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 152 in the world of 233 (35,19%); 46 in Africa from 56 (19,64%)
10,63 % (2,13 % annual) ↘
min: 499 189; max: 1 725 292; max-min: 1 226 103 (71,07%); mid: 1 112 241;
613 052 (35,53%)

Surface area

267 670 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 76 in the world of 233 (67,81%); 30 in Africa from 56 (48,21%)

Population density

6,70 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 215 in the world of 230 (6,96%); 50 in Africa from 54 (9,26%)
10,63 % (2,13 % annual) ↘
min: 1,96; max: 6,70; max-min: 4,74 (70,78%); mid: 4,33;
2,37 (35,39%)

Population growth rate

2,20 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 51 in the world of 216 (76,85%); 38 in Africa from 54 (31,48%)
2,67 % (0,534 % annual) ↗
min: 0,891; max: 2,77; max-min: 1,87 (67,78%); mid: 1,83;
0,376 (17,04%)

Surface area

15,51 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 219 in the world of 233 (6,44%); 52 in Africa from 56 (8,93%)
11,89 % (2,38 % annual) ↗
min: 15,51; max: 53,69; max-min: 38,18 (71,10%); mid: 34,60;
-19,09 (-123,03%)