Gabon (1886-1936, 1959-)

Stamp-issuing status: active; Population: 1,190,159. Republic in western Equatorial Africa, north of the Congo region. Gabon was one of the four French colonies making up French Equatorial Africa. In 1958, Gabon became a republic and, in 1960, gained independence from France. Gabon possesses abundant natural resources, and through foreign aid and government development, it has become one of the most prosperous Black African nations.

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Reference: Stamp Issuing Entities: G