Libreville

Libreville
Chancery Building, Libreville
Chancery Building, Libreville
Map of the Gabon showing Libreville.
Map of the Gabon showing Libreville.
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CountryGabon
DistrictLibreville
Founded1843
Population (2005)
 • Total578,156
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)

Libreville is the capital city of Gabon. It is the largest city in that country. The city has a population of 578,156 people. Libreville is a port on the Gabon River, near the Gulf of Guinea. It is a trade center for a timber region.

The Libreville International Airport, the headquarters for Air Gabon, is about 11 km (6.8 mi) north of the city.

History

The Mpongwé tribe lived in the area long before the French took control of the land in 1839. The city was founded (as Gabon) in 1843 as a trading station. Freed slaves were sent there from the ship L'Elizia. In 1848 it was named Libreville (French for "Freetown"). It was the chief port of French Equatorial Africa from 1934 to 1946.

Libreville was named in after Freetown. It grew slowly as a trading post and a minor administrative centre. It had a population of 31,000 when it became independent in 1960. Since independence, the city has grown more quickly. Nearly half the of the people of Gabon live in the city.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Libreville
አማርኛ: ሊብረቪል
العربية: ليبرفيل
asturianu: Libreville
Avañe'ẽ: Libreville
azərbaycanca: Librevil
Bân-lâm-gú: Libreville
беларуская: Лібрэвіль
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лібрэвіль
български: Либревил
བོད་ཡིག: ལིབ་རེ་ཝིལ།
bosanski: Libreville
brezhoneg: Libreville
català: Libreville
Чӑвашла: Либревиль
čeština: Libreville
chiShona: Libreville
Cymraeg: Libreville
dansk: Libreville
Deutsch: Libreville
eesti: Libreville
Ελληνικά: Λιμπρεβίλ
English: Libreville
español: Libreville
Esperanto: Librevilo
euskara: Libreville
فارسی: لیبرویل
Fiji Hindi: Libreville
français: Libreville
Frysk: Libreville
Gaeilge: Libreville
Gàidhlig: Libreville
galego: Libreville
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Libreville
한국어: 리브르빌
հայերեն: Լիբրևիլ
हिन्दी: लिबरेविले
hornjoserbsce: Libreville
hrvatski: Libreville
Ilokano: Libreville
Bahasa Indonesia: Libreville
Interlingue: Libreville
íslenska: Libreville
italiano: Libreville
עברית: ליברוויל
Basa Jawa: Libreville
ქართული: ლიბრევილი
kernowek: Libreville
Kiswahili: Libreville
Kongo: Libreville
Kreyòl ayisyen: Libvil
kurdî: Libreville
Кыргызча: Либревил
кырык мары: Либревиль
Latina: Liberopolis
latviešu: Librevila
Lëtzebuergesch: Libreville
lietuvių: Librevilis
lingála: Libreville
lumbaart: Libreville
magyar: Libreville
македонски: Либрвил
Malagasy: Libreville
მარგალური: ლიბრევილი
Bahasa Melayu: Libreville
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Libreville
မြန်မာဘာသာ: လစ်ဗရီဗေးလ်မြို့
Nāhuatl: Libreville
Nederlands: Libreville
нохчийн: Либревиль
Nordfriisk: Libreville
norsk: Libreville
norsk nynorsk: Libreville
occitan: Liuravila
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Librevil
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਲਿਬਰਵਿਲ
پنجابی: لبرول
Piemontèis: Libreville
polski: Libreville
português: Libreville
română: Libreville
русский: Либревиль
Scots: Libreville
shqip: Libreville
slovenčina: Libreville
slovenščina: Libreville
ślůnski: Libreville
Soomaaliga: Librefille
کوردی: لیبرێڤیل
српски / srpski: Либрвил
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Libreville
suomi: Libreville
svenska: Libreville
Tagalog: Libreville
Taqbaylit: Libreville
тоҷикӣ: Либревил
Türkçe: Libreville
удмурт: Либревиль
українська: Лібревіль
اردو: لبریویل
vèneto: Libreville
vepsän kel’: Librevil'
Tiếng Việt: Libreville
Volapük: Libreville
Winaray: Libreville
Wolof: Libarwil
吴语: 利伯維爾
ייִדיש: ליברעוויל
Yorùbá: Libreville
粵語: 利伯維爾
Zazaki: Libreville
Zeêuws: Libreville
中文: 利伯维尔
Kabɩyɛ: Libreeviili