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ID: 1000164
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Gabon (nation)  Gabon (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 01 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -1.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 011 45 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Area had Paleolithic settlements; Bantu-speakers immigrated around 100 BCE; Portuguese visited area in 15th century, naming it with word for a coat, after shape of Komo estuary; Dutch, British, and French traded here; was part of French Equatorial Africa; official language is French, though Fang, Myene, and Bateke dialects are also spoken.

Names:
Gabon (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ used since 15th cen., from Portuguese "gabão," referring to a coat
Gabon (French-P,U,N)
République gabonaise (C,V,O,French,U,N)
République Gabonaise (C,V,French,U,N)
Gabonese Republic (C,O,English,U,N)
Gabun (C,O)
Gaboon (C,O)
Gabon Republic (C,O)
Gabón (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
República Gabonesa (C,O)
Gabão (C,O)
Габон (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Габонская Республика (C,O,Russian,U)
加蓬 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
加蓬共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
غابون (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
الجهور ةًا غًابوه ةَ (C,O,Arabic,U)
GAB (C,O,ISO3L)
GA (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO266 (C,O,ISO3N)
GB00 (C,O,FIPS)
Gabonese (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gabon (nation)  ........  Gabon (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  in French Community, 1958
controlled region (H)  ............  French, 1841-1960
territory (H)  ............  French, 1946-1958
colony (H)  ............  French, 1903-1910

Related geographic places:
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
GA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
GAB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Gabão..........  [VP]
..............  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 667
Gabon..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 615
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 600
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 217-218
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 67 ff.
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 91
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
Gabón..........  [VP]
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
Gabonese..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 14
Gabonese Republic..........  [VP]
................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 615
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Gabon Republic..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 423
Gaboon..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 423
Gabun..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
GB00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
ISO266..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
República Gabonesa..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
République Gabonaise..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 609
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 423
République gabonaise..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 778
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Габон..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Габонская Республика..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
加蓬..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
加蓬共和国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
غابون..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
الجهور ةًا غًابوه ةَ..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 615
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 600
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 609
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 217-218
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 67 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766; 778
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 667
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 91
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 14
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 423
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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