Around the world in 182 days: Gabon

La maison durable. Pavilion of Gabon at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

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February 2, 2022

Breathtaking landscapes, natural culture, abundant wildlife. With more than 10% of this stunning land a designated national park, Gabon is home to a huge array of wildlife, from gorillas and forest elephants, to marine turtles and three species of crocodiles.

In the Gabon Pavilion:

  • Discover an adventure sports paradise, with a huge amount of unexplored landscape waiting for you.
  • Experience the spirit of Libreville, a vibrant, cosmopolitan and welcoming capital.
  • Get to know this enchanting slice of West Africa and all the fascinating culture it has to offer.

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

Gabon – interesting facts:

  1. The name Gabon derives from gabao, which means cloak in Portugese. Komo River mouth was desribed as in shape of a cloak.
  2. More than 80 percent of the country is covered in forest. More than 11 percent is protected area (national parks).
  3. The Equator passes through 13 countries – Gabon is one of them.
  4. Africa’s Last Eden and the best wildlife-watching place in the world is located in Gabon – it is in the Loango National Park.
  5. Gabon is also called the land of the surfing hippos.
  6. This area has been inhabited for over 400 thousand years. First to settle here were Pygmies, now they are only 0,3 percent of population.
  7. Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gabon, with the highest in the world concentration of elephants and one of the biggest populations of mandrills.
  8. Gabon is home to the leatherback (the largest species of sea turtle in the world) and to around 80% of Africa’s gorillas.

EXPO 2020 Dubai – Gabon Pavilion

∇ Location: view on Google Maps (Sustainability District)

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

See also:

Gabon at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Around the world in 182 days | EXPO monochrome | Eat at EXPO | All posts about EXPO 2020 Dubai

UAE on Dubai on 40thousandkm.comEXPO 2020 Dubai on | Gabon on

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved

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