Libreville City

Libreville City


Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon in west central Africa. Libreville city is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea and a trade center for a timber region.

History of the city

Libreville was founded as a town by freed slaves in 1848. The French navy had stopped a Portuguese ship carrying the slaves to Brazil and let the liberated men and women settle in Libreville. “Libreville” means free town in French. The city grew slowly up until independence from France in 1960 and since then it has steadily increased its population, whereby almost half of all Gabonese now live in the city.


Libreville City covers an area of 929 km2 with an estimated population of 619,000 people.

Mayors of Libreville City

André Dieudonné Berre 2003 to 2007

Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane 2008 to 2014

Transport system

Libreville is served with Libreville International Airport which is the largest airport in Gabon and is located around 11 kilometres north of the city. The city is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea and a trade centre for a timber region hence ferries are used to access the city and there other means of transport include buses and shared taxis.

Attractions of Libreville City

  • Musee des Arts et Traditions
  • L’Eglise St-Michel
  • Presidential Palace
  • Pointe Denis Beach
  • L’Eglise St-Michel
  • Boulevard Triomphal
  • Arboretum de Sibang
  • Seaside Boulevard

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