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Gabon 1997

Gabon is a country located in Africa. According to AbbreviationFinder, GA is the two-letter ISO code of Gabon, and GAB is the three-letter country abbreviation for Gabon.

Yearbook 1997

Gabon. After the elections in December 1996, the new government was installed in February 1997. The incumbent Prime Minister Obame-Nguema formed a new government without any major changes. Most of the members were taken from the winning party Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG). However, a small number came from the opposition.

According to Countryaah, the national day of Gabon is August 16. President Omar Bongo announced unexpectedly in June that a vice president from the opposition would be appointed. Divunggui-Di-Ndinge Didjob, one of the country’s leading opposition politicians, was appointed.

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According to the president, the measure was part of the quest to create national unity. However, according to the constitution, the vice president will not be able to take the place of the president in the event of his absence.


Inflation rate 2.70%
Unemployment rate 28%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 36,660,000,000
GDP growth rate 0.50%
GDP per capita $ 18,100
GDP by sector
Agriculture 5.00%
Industry 44.70%
Service 50.40%
State budget
Revenue 3.027 billion
Expenditure 2.146 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 32.7
Lower 10% 2.5
Industrial production growth rate -1.50%
Investment volume 27% of GDP
National debt 62.70% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves $ 834,900,000
Tourism 2008
Visitors 358,000
Revenue $ 13,000,000