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ID: 1000164
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/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)
גבון (C,U,Hebrew )

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)
former territory/colony/dependent state (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:
capital is ....  Libreville .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Gabon, Estuaire) [1090020]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
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
גבון..........  [IMJ]
...........  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
GA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
GAB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Gabão..........  [VP]
..............  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 667
Gabon..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, 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.
..............  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..............  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
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, 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
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  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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