Ngounié Province

Ngounié
Province
Ngounié Province in Gabon
Ngounié Province in Gabon
Coordinates: 1°36′S 11°0′E / 1°36′S 11°0′E / -1.600; 11.000
Country Gabon
CapitalMouila
Area
 • Total37,750 km2 (14,580 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total100,838
 • Density2.7/km2 (6.9/sq mi)

Ngounié is a Gabonese province covering an area of 3,775 kilometres (2,346 mi). Its capital is Mouila. At the 2013 census it had 100,838 inhabitants. In 2016, its governor was Benjamin Nzigou.[1]

History

The province is named after the Ngounié River, which crosses it with its many tributaries.

In December 1858 the French explorer Paul Du Chaillu navigated the Nguoiné river upstream to Fougamou. On his journey, he met several local tribes whom he described in his diaries of his second voyage. Later, Catholic missions were built in Mandji, Sindara, and Saint Martin, whose architecture attracts many tourists.

Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Нгуні
български: Нгуние
brezhoneg: Ngounié
čeština: Ngounié
Deutsch: Ngounié
français: Ngounié
한국어: 응구니에 주
hrvatski: Ngounié
Bahasa Indonesia: Ngounié
ქართული: ნგუნიე
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Ngounié
kurdî: Ngounié
Bahasa Melayu: Ngounié
日本語: ングニエ州
Nordfriisk: Ngounié
norsk: Ngounié
polski: Ngounié
português: Ngunié
suomi: Ngounié
Türkçe: Ngounié
українська: Нгуні (провінція)
Tiếng Việt: Ngounié
Winaray: Ngounié
吴语: 恩古涅省
粵語: 恩古涅省
中文: 恩古涅省