Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon, in west central Africa. The city is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea, and a trade center for a timber region. As of 2012 its population was estimated at 797,003.
Home to more than a third of Gabon’s population, Libreville’s French colonial architecture, wide streets and palm trees are a stately introduction to this generally French-speaking port city with lively street markets and relaxing beach getaways nearby. The city’s seafront has a range of chic restaurants and luxury hotels, as well as sculptures overlooking the beaches.