Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gabon, Central West Afica


Gabon is in Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. Considered to be part of the Central African Region, Gabon was an important stop for me as I tried to re-discover my life-purpose.
The CBS television show "Survivor" will be filmed on location in Gabon this year. That should give the world some sense of the location and characteristics of the country.
Just under 1.5 million people live in Gabon. Life expectancy is around 54 years. Birth rate is on average 4.7 children per woman. Literacy rate is just over 63%.

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