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Gabon

1958-PRESENT

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2-franc African Crocodiles single

Republic in western Equatorial Africa, north of the Congo region. Gabon was one of the four French colonies making up French Equatorial Africa. In 1958, Gabon became a republic and, in 1960, gained independence from France. Gabon possesses abundant natural resources, and through foreign aid and government development, it has become one of the most prosperous Black African nations.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

 

Precedent Countries:


FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA
1934-1958

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3.60-franc Gabon Forest single
 

FRENCH COLONY
1886-1934

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5-franc Fang Woman single
 

FRENCH CONGO
1891-1906

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75c Bakalois Woman single

 

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