A port city on Central Africa’s west coast noted for exported oil, manganese, lumber and gold, Libreville is the Gabonese Republic’s capital.
Gabon intersects the equator which explains Libreville’s tropical climate featuring hot and humid weather throughout the year.
Gabon exported US$4 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. Highest-value Gabonese shipments were for oil, manganese, lumber, gold and rubber.
Capital Facts for Libreville, Gabon: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Presidential Palace, St. Michel Church, Seaside Boulevard, Casino Croisette, Museum of Art and Culture, Angondje Stadium and Hassane II Mosque
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Libreville, Gabon:
- Jim Iyke, actor (born Sep. 25, 1976)
- Alain Moussi, mixed martial artist & stuntman (born Mar. 29, 1981)
- Jacques Adiahénot, former government minister (born May 11, 1944)
- Hadiza Aliyu, actress & filmmaker (born Jun. 1, 1989)
- Jann Halexander, singer-songwriter (born Sep. 13, 1982)
- Victor Muzadi, Olympic basketball player (born Jun. 22, 1978)
- Yo Trane, R&B singer-songwriter (born Dec. 15, 1993)
- Anthony Obame, Olympic Taekwondo medalist (born Sep. 10, 1988)
- Fabrice Do Marcolino, soccer player/footballer (born Mar. 14, 1983)
- Reïna-Flor Okori, Olympic hurdler (born May 2, 1980)
- Emmanuel Ndong, soccer player/footballer (born May 4, 1992)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Libreville resident: Gabonese/Gabonaise
Population: 715,000 (Libreville)
Density: 10,214 people per square mile (3,944 per square kilometer)
Population: 1,738,541 (Gabon)
Density: 17 people per square mile (7 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$34.58 billion as of October 2016 (for Gabon, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $18,600
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Libreville were unavailable.
Official currency used in Libreville: Central African CFA franc
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on January 11, 2017
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Field Listing: Major Urban Areas. Accessed on January 11, 2017
CityMetric, Where are largest cities in the world? 2015 edition. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on January 11, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on February 15, 2017
Official Government Website, Mayor of Libreville. Accessed on January 11, 2017
The World Factbook, Africa: Gabon, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Libreville. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Wikipedia, Gabon. Accessed on January 11, 2017
Including city land area plus nearby communities, Libreville encompasses 70 square miles (181 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 1.7 million residents.
At the country-level, Gabon’s total population was home to about 1.7 million inhabitants as of July 2016. National borders contain a land area measuring 99,486 square miles (257,667 square kilometers).
Population density is higher within Gabon’s capital city with an average 10,200 people per square mile (3,900 per square kilometer).
Density drops drastically to a mere 17 inhabitants per square mile (7 per square kilometer)–one of the lowest density counts for an African country.