Gabon is part of Africa with main city at Libreville. It's usually 🌤️ 24.58 °C in Gabon with a rainfall of 🌧 110.93 mm. Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Gabon. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~24.58 °C 🌧 ~110.93 mm 👨👩👦👦 2M people
Gabon Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
We’ve reviewed our advice for Gabon. We haven’t changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon overall due to the risk of violent crime.
Gabon Essential travel details
Gabon uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.
The languages that are typically spoken are French
Money in Gabon
💱 Currencies Used
Gabon uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Gabon. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Calling in Gabon
Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Gabon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 15,805.24 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Airtel or Gabon Telecom. Gabon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Gabon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Gabon, dial +, then 241 (the country code for Gabon), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Gabon, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 01 .
Driving in Gabon
Gabon country map
Gabon travel details
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