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Gabon is part of Africa with main city at Libreville. Official language is French. Gabon uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.


πŸ’± 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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Gabon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 16,096.83 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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Gabon uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

πŸ†˜ Emergency




1300, 0880, 0174

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Last updated: June 17, 2019