Flag Gabon Flag is a colorful portrayal of such vibrant colors like green, yellow and blue where the three colors are represented in horizontal stripes. The color green appears on top, in the middle is yellow followed by the blue stripe. The colors blue and green are said to represent the natural resources of forests and oceans in this African country and the yellow stripe signifies the equator which passes through this country. The golden yellow stripe is also a depiction of the sun which shines in abundance over this country. Gabon was originally an overseas territory of France and its autonomous flag was adopted once the country gained liberation from French occupation. This happened on August 9, 1960 which was actually a week in advance of the expected independence. The present flag was originally designed in 1959 but then the French tricolor occupied a corner in the flag which was later removed after independence.
Summary Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea
Climate and Weather Gabon has the moist, hot climate typical of tropical regions. The hottest month is January, with an average high at Libreville of 31° C (88° F ) and an average low of 23° C (73° F ). Average July temperatures in the capital range between 20° and 28° C (68° and 82° F ). From June to September there is virtually no rain but high humidity; there is occasional rain in December and January. During the remaining months, rainfall is heavy.