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Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon. The city is home to a shipbuilding industry, brewing industry and sawmills. The city exports raw materials such as wood, rubber and cocoa from the city's main port, and the deep-water port at Owendo.Gabon is in Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. The climate is tropical. It is always hot and humid.The official language is French. A basic understanding of French will be appreciated as very few people speak English. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Gabon enjoys a per capita income four times that of most nations of sub-Saharan Africa. This has supported a sharp decline in extreme poverty; yet because of high income inequality a large proportion of the population remains poor.In Gabon, French culture largely defines the way business is conducted. Business culture is usually formal, hierarchical and can be relatively chauvinistic. Expatriates are expected to use formal, courteous language during meetings. Expatriate business dress is usually formal, although light, tropical suits are advised because of the climate. Expatriate women should dress conservatively to avoid unwanted attention.The security risk for expatriates in Gabon is low. Risks include petty crime as well as some armed crime.The currency of Gabon is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). Credit cards are not widely accepted, except at hotels. Be careful withdrawing cash from ATMs.Medical facilities are limited, particularly in rural areas. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. There is a high prevalence of HIV.The population of Libreville is 704,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.9% for Gabon as at September 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Gabon is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 35%.