Gabon Geography, Culture, and Economy

Gabon is located on the west coast of central Africa, and is bordered by Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. As a former French colony, its population of 1.5 million inhabitants speak French and Bantu-group languages and the majority are Christians.

As an oil-producing country, Gabon is one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa but due to income inequality, a large portion of its population remains in poverty. Other natural resources include magnesium, iron, gold, uranium, and forests.

Gabon is making strenuous efforts to preserve their natural riches. In 2002, President Omar Bongo Ondimba classified about 10% of the nation’s territory to be part of its national park system (with 13 parks in total), one of the largest proportions of nature parkland in the world. Its wildlife includes forest elephants, buffalo, various antelope and monkey species, sitatungas, leopards, three species of crocodiles, chimpanzees and gorillas, and several marine turtle species which nest along the coast.

2021
April 4Easter Sunday
April 5Easter Monday
April 17Women’s Rights Day
May 1Labour Day
May 13Eid al-Fitr
May 24Whit Monday
July 20Eid al-Adha
August 15Assumption of Mary
August 16Independence Day
August 17Independence Day
November 1All Saints’ Eve
December 25Christmas Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 35%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 5%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 35%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 18%
  • Alios Finance (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque de l’Habitat du Gabon (BHG) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Gabonaise de Developpement (BGD) (Commercial Bank)
  • BGFI Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Internationale pour le Commerce et l’Industrie au
  • Gabon (BICIG) (Commercial Bank)
  • Citibank (Commercial Bank)
  • Ecobank (Commercial Bank)
  • ETS Finatra (Commercial Bank)
  • La Financiere Africaine de Micro-Projects (FINAM) (Commercial Bank)
  • Financial Bank Gabon (Commercial Bank)
  • FINATRA (Commercial Bank)
  • SOGACA (Commercial Bank)
  • Union Gabonaise de Banque (UGB) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Gabonaise et Française Internationale (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Internationale pour le Gabon (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Nationale de Crédit Rural (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Populaire du Gabon (Commercial Bank)
  • United Bank for Africa (Commercial Bank)

Aadmi can support you with your expansion to Gabon. Our team of experts in country manage every aspect of your expansion from incorporation, accounting, legal, and even administrative concerns.  Matched with Global People Strategist’s powerful labor compliance software, your company is in good hands.

Contact us today for more information about how your company can benefit from using Aadmi as your global expansion partner.

September 10, 2022
What Is Corporate Maintenance? Corporate maintenance is the practice of complying with the record-keeping requirements a country or a regional government imposes on a corpo...
August 26, 2022
When you are expanding into global markets, one of the first things you need to look into is the tax system. From withholding tax laws for payroll to service taxes, there a...
July 28, 2022
Aadmi Aadmi is a full-service HR consultancy firm and a global expansion/retraction partner that companies can rely upon when expanding into or moving out of another countr...
June 21, 2022
Whether you have already expanded into another country and are hiring local resources or simply wish to draw from a foreign talent pool, there are a few things you need to ...
Not found