République Gabonaise
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


First colonized by France in the mid-19th century, Gabon was annexed to French Congo in 1888 and became a separate colony in 1910 as one of the 4 territories of French Equatorial Africa. It became an autonomous republic within the French Community on 28 Nov. 1958 and achieved independence on 17 Aug. 1960.


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Further Reading

  1. Barnes, J. F. G., Gabon: beyond the Colonial Legacy. Boulder (Colo.), 1992Google Scholar
  2. Gardiner, D. E. (ed.) Historical Dictionary of Gabon. 2nd ed. Metuchen (NJ), 1994Google Scholar
  3. Saint Paul, M. A., Gabon: the Development of a Nation. London, 1989Google Scholar
  4. National statistical office: Direction Générale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Ministère de la Planification, de l’Economie et de l’Aménagement du Territoire. Libreville.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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