What are facts about Gabon?

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Facts about Gabon:
  • More than 3 quarters of the territory is covered by forest.
  • The capital was founded by Catholic missionaries to house liberated slaves.
  • Gabon is in Africa.
  • Its capital is Libreville.
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Who discovered Gabon?

Portuguese explorers and traders arrived in the area in the late15th century

Where did gabon get its name from?

In 1472, the Portuguese explorers encountered the mouth of the Como River and named it "Rio de Gabao," river of Gabon, which later became the name of the country