Yearbook 1996

Gabon. In April, the government announced that the country’s railways and production and distribution of electricity and water should be privatized.

In June, the country withdrew from the oil exporting countries’ organization, OPEC, where it has been a member since 1975.

The ruling party, Parti démocratique gabonais (PDG) won the parliamentary elections in December. The party was the only one allowed until 1990, when multi-party systems were introduced.

  • ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG: What does GA stand for? In the field of geography, this two letter acronym means Gabon. Check this to see its other meanings in English and other 35 languages.

Population 1996

According to, the population of Gabon in 1996 was 1,084,835, ranking number 153 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.700% yearly, and the population density was 4.2106 people per km2.

Gabon Population Distribution by Age