Capital: Libreville

Population: 1,767,079 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Fang, Nzebi, Bandjabi, Myene, Bapounou (or Eschira)

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Bantu, Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba tribes, Europeans, and others

Largest Cities: Libreville, Port-Gentil, Franceville

Main Sport: Basketball, Football

Political System: Republic; Multiparty Presidential Regime

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Renovation Day (March 12)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Women’s Day (April 17)

Labour Day (May 1)

Martyrs’ Day (May 6)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Independence Days (August 16-17)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

All Saint’s Day (November 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)