Gabon is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 3 countries (Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea) that Gabon shares its borders with. The official language of Gabon is French.
The national currency in Gabon is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 655.69 XAF and 1 USD is worth 611.03 XAF.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Gabon is 57.31 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 159.18 Mbps and 109.61 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Gabon.12.85 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.69.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Gabon, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There is one common socket type used in Gabon. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Gabon will celebrate 11 national public holidays.
|January 1, 2022||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|March 12, 2022||Renovation DayRenovation Day|
|April 17, 2022||Women’s DayWomen’s Day|
|April 18, 2022Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|May 1, 2022||Labour DayLabour Day|
|May 6, 2022||Martyr’s DayMartyr’s Day|
|June 6, 2022Moving holiday||Whit MondayWhit Monday|
|August 15, 2022||Assumption DayAssumption Day|
|August 17, 2022||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|November 1, 2022||All Saints’ DayAll Saints’ Day|
|December 25, 2022||Christmas DayBožić|
- EF English Proficiency Index (EF Education First)
- Speedtest Global Index® (Ookla®)
- Automated teller machines (ATMs) (per 100,000 adults) (The World Bank Group)
- Registration Policies Per Country (Prepaid Data SIM Card Wiki)
What hotel chains are present in Gabon?
There are no Mariott hotels in Gabon.
There are no Hilton hotels in Gabon.
There are no IHG hotels in Gabon.
There are no Best Western hotels in Gabon.
There are Radisson hotels in Libreville.
There are no Accor hotels in Gabon.
What fast food chains are present in Gabon?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Gabon.
The KFC chain operates in Gabon.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Gabon.
The Subway chain does not operate in Gabon.
The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Gabon.
The Starbucks chain does not operate in Gabon.
- Country by National Dish (Samson Daniel)
What is the weather like in Libreville?
Weather data for Libreville (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Gabon.
- List of high-speed railway lines (Wikipedia)
- List of metro systems (Wikipedia)
- Left- and right-hand traffic (Wikipedia)
- The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016: Road connectivity (World Economic Forum)
Emergency phones in Gabon
- Gabon Travel Advisory (United States: Department of State)
- Travel Advice for Gabon (United Kingdom: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
- Mortality caused by road traffic injury (The World Bank Group)
- Corruption & Economic Crime (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
- List of smoking bans (Wikipedia)
- Legality of cannabis (Wikipedia)