Transport in Gabon

Railways

The only railway in the nation is the Trans-Gabon Railway.


total: 649 km (Gabon State Railways or OCTRA)
standard gauge: 649 km 1.435-m gauge; single track (1994)

Railway links with adjacent states

Maps

Cities served by rail

Cities proposed to be served by rail

Other

2006

Highways

total: 7,670 km
paved: 629 km (including 30 km of expressways)
unpaved: 7,041 km (1996 est.)

Roads in Gabon link most areas of the country, and many of the main roads are of a reasonable standard. However, remoter areas along the coast and in the east are often not connected to the road network. Major roads are denoted national routes and numbered, with a prefix "N" (sometimes "RN"):

Waterways

1,600 km perennially navigable

Pipelines

crude oil 270 km; petroleum products 14 km

Seaports and harbours

Cap Lopez, Kango, Lambarene (river port), Libreville, Mayumba, Owendo (railhead), Port-Gentil

Merchant marine


total: 1 ship (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 2,419 GRT/3,205 DWT
ships by type: cargo 1 (1999 est.)

Airports

61 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways


total: 11
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways


total: 50
1,524 to 2,437 m: 9
914 to 1,523 m: 16
under 914 m: 25 (1999 est.)

See also



This article contains material from the CIA World Factbook which, as a US government publication, is in the public domain.
The Trans-Gabon Railway (French: Transgabonais) is the only railway in Gabon. It runs 670 km east from Owendo port station in Libreville to Franceville via numerous stations, the main ones being Ndjolé, Lope, Booué, Lastoursville and Moanda.
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The Trans-Gabon Railway (French: Transgabonais) is the only railway in Gabon. It runs 670 km east from Owendo port station in Libreville to Franceville via numerous stations, the main ones being Ndjolé, Lope, Booué, Lastoursville and Moanda.
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This article lists transport in Equatorial Guinea.

Railways

* Total: 0 km

Railway links to adjacent countries

  • Cameroon - 1000mm gauge
  • Gabon - 1435mm gauge

Maps

  • http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/fullMaps_Af.

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Railways

Operators: Camrail
total: 1,104 km
narrow gauge: 1,104 km 1.000 m gauge (1995 est.) Traffic (2007): 1MT per year freight; 1m passengers per year.
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break-of-gauge is where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge. Trains and rolling stock cannot run through without some form of conversion between gauges, and freight and passengers must otherwise be transloaded.
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Railways


total: 795 km (includes 285 km private track) - Congo-Ocean Railway connects Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
narrow gauge: 795 km 1.067-m gauge (1995 est.
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break-of-gauge is where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge. Trains and rolling stock cannot run through without some form of conversion between gauges, and freight and passengers must otherwise be transloaded.
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Libreville
Chancery Building, Libreville
Map of the Gabon showing Libreville.
Coordinates:
Capital district Libreville
Government
 - Governor
Population (2005)
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Owendo is a port city in Gabon, forming a south western suburb of Libreville. It lies at the eastern end of the Trans-Gabon Railway.

See also

  • List of deep water ports http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Gabon.

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Franceville or Masuku is one of the four largest cities in Gabon, with a population of around 22,000 people. It lies on the River Mpassa and at the end of the Trans-Gabon Railway and the N3 road.
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railhead is a terminus of a railway line that interfaces with another transport mode, such as shipping.

In the UK, railheading refers to the practice of travelling further than necessary to reach a rail service, typically by car.
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Ndjolé is a town in Gabon, lying north east of Lambaréné on the River Ogooué, the N2 road and the Trans-Gabon Railway. It is known as a base for logging and as a transport hub.
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Booué is a town located in Ogooué-Ivindo province, Gabon.

Railway

The Trans-Gabon Railway opened to here in 1982.

Coordinates:
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Makokou is the regional capital of the Ogooué-Ivindo province in Gabon. Its coordinates are . Its altitude is 308 m. Its population in 2004 is around 16,600.

The city lies on the Ivindo River and the N4 road.
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Lastoursville is a city in central Gabon, lying on the River Ogooué, the Trans-Gabon Railway and the N3 road. It was founded as a slave depot named Mandji, renamed Maadiville in 1883 and finally took its current name for François Rigail de Lastours in 1886.
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Moanda is one of the four largest towns in Gabon, lying on the N3 road in Haut Ogooué. It is one of the most important manganese mining towns in the world, under the auspices of the Compagnie Minière de l'Ogooué (COMILOG), who began mining in 1957.
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Ntoum is a town located in Estuaire Province, Gabon. It is located on the Trans-Gabon Railway.

Maps

  • http://www.fallingrain.com/world/GB/9/Ntoum.html
  • Elevation = 644m (too high!)

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Kango is a town in the Estuaire_Province of Gabon, West Africa, lying on the Komo River and the N1 road. It has a station near the Trans-Gabon Railway.

Kango is a small town with population of about 1100 according to 1993 census reports and is known for its wildlife.
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Mounana is a town in Gabon with a population of about 8,000 people. It lies on the N3 road and from 1958 until the 1990s was a major uranium mining centre. The mine is now closed; it is now primarily a centre for agriculture.
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Makokou is the regional capital of the Ogooué-Ivindo province in Gabon. Its coordinates are . Its altitude is 308 m. Its population in 2004 is around 16,600.

The city lies on the Ivindo River and the N4 road.
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A deep water port is any port that can accommodate a fully laden Panamax ship. With the approval of the Panama Canal expansion proposal in October, 2006, this list will need to be significantly revised when the expansion is completed.
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Makokou is the regional capital of the Ogooué-Ivindo province in Gabon. Its coordinates are . Its altitude is 308 m. Its population in 2004 is around 16,600.

The city lies on the Ivindo River and the N4 road.
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Belinga is a location in Gabon with as yet unexploited iron ore deposits.

A 237km long railway branch line is proposed from Booue to enable these deposits to be exploited.

The town is near the Congo-Brazzaville border.
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Highway is a term commonly used to designate major roads intended for travel by the public between important destinations, such as cities. The term highway can also be varied country-to-country, and can be referred to a road, freeway, superhighway,
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The N1 road of Gabon is a road that runs from Libreville to Tchibanga that takes approximately 12 hours to drive. The portion of the road from Tchibanga to the border with Congo-Brazzaville is traveled infrequently due to the instability in the later country.
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Libreville
Chancery Building, Libreville
Map of the Gabon showing Libreville.
Coordinates:
Capital district Libreville
Government
 - Governor
Population (2005)
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Bifoun is a town located in Moyen-Ogooué province, Gabon.

Coordinates:
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Lambaréné is the capital of the political district Moyen-Ogooué in Gabon. The city counts 24.000 inhabitants and is located a few kilometres south of the equator. Lambaréné is based in the Central African Rainforest at the river Ogooué.
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Mouila is the capital of the Ngounié region of Gabon. It lies on the River Ngounié and the N1 road and has a population of about 20,000 people. Its main sight is the Lac Bleu, a lake known for its bright blue water.
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There are places that have the name Ndende in Africa:

In the Nyanga province, Gabon

  • Moukogno Ndende
  • Two places that have the name Ndende

In Tanzania

  • Ndende, Tanzania

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