Franceville is one of the four largest cities in Gabon, with a population of around 56,000 (2010, approx.) people. It lies on the River Mpassa and at the end of the Trans-Gabon Railway and the N3 road.
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Franceville is one of the four largest cities in Gabon, with a population of around 56,000 (2010, approx.) people. It lies on the River Mpassa and at the end of the Trans-Gabon Railway and the N3 road. It grew from a village named Masuku when Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza chose it to resettle former slaves and renamed it "Francheville" (meaning "city of the freed" in French) in 1880.
Latitude: -1° 37' 59.99" S
Longitude: 13° 35' 0.85" E
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Mounana is a town in Gabon. It lies on the N3 road and from 1958 until the 1990s was a major uranium mining centre. The mine is now closed; it is now primarily a centre for agriculture.
Moanda is one of the largest towns in Gabon, lying on the N3 road in Haut Ogooué. It is also one of the most important manganese mining towns in the world, under the auspices of the Compagnie Minière de l'Ogooué (COMILOG), which began mining in 1957…
Haut-Ogooué is one of Gabon's nine provinces. It is named after the Ogooué River. It covers an area of 36,547 km². The provincial capital is Franceville. One of its primary industries is mining, with manganese, gold and uranium being found in the re…
M'Vengue El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba International Airport is an airport in Franceville, Gabon (IATA: MVB, ICAO: FOON).
Bongoville is a town in south eastern Gabon, lying east of Franceville. It was known as Lewai until its renaming for President Omar Bongo, who was born in what was then a village but was greatly enlarged under his presidency.
Moanda Airport (IATA: MFF, ICAO: FOOD) is an airport serving Moanda, a town in the Haut-Ogooué Province in Gabon.
Moanda Railway Station is a station on the Trans-Gabon Railway and the penultimate stop before Franceville Railway Station, the southern terminus of the railway. Like many stations of the Trans-Gabon, it lies outside the limits of Moanda itself, in …