Lambaréné

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Lambaréné
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Lambaréné is located in Gabon
Lambaréné
Lambaréné
Location in Gabon
Coordinates: 0°41′18″S 10°13′55″E / 0.68833°S 10.23194°E / -0.68833; 10.23194Coordinates: 0°41′18″S 10°13′55″E / 0.68833°S 10.23194°E / -0.68833; 10.23194
Country  Gabon
Province Moyen-Ogooué
Population (2009)
 • Total 25,257

Lambaréné is a town and the capital of Moyen-Ogooué in Gabon. With a population of 25,257 as of 2009, it is located 75 kilometres south of the equator.

Lambaréné is based in the Central African Rainforest at the river Ogooué. This river divides the city into 3 districts: Rive Gauche, Ile Lambaréné and Rive Droite. The Albert Schweitzer Hospital and the districts Adouma und Abongo are located on Rive Droite. The districts Atongowanga, Sahoty, Dakar, Grand Village, Château, Lalala and Bordamur build the Ile Lambaréné. The majority of the people in Lambaréné live in the district Isaac located on Rive Gauche. This district hosts the Lambaréné Airport.

Today Lambaréné is inhabited mainly by Bantu ethnic groups such as the Fang, Bapounou, Eshira, and Myéné; these displaced the Pygmies to the east and north of Gabon. The main economy is the fishery. A new port is under construction.

Schweitzer[edit]

Schweitzer tomb

The Franco-German Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) founded his world-renowned Hospital in Lambaréné in 1913. Today, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital comprises departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, a maternity clinic, a dentistry clinic and since 1981 a Medical Research Unit, which focuses on malaria research.[1]

Climate[edit]

The average temperature at Lambaréné is 27°C. The rainy season starts in October and ends in June (including a short dry season in December/January). The long dry season is from July to September.

Climate data for Lambarene
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
32
(89)
32
(89)
32
(89)
31
(87)
28
(82)
27
(80)
27
(81)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29.9
(85.5)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
19
(67)
19
(67)
22
(71)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
21.8
(71.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 135
(5.3)
198
(7.8)
269
(10.6)
193
(7.6)
180
(7.1)
15
(0.6)
3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
74
(2.9)
363
(14.3)
404
(15.9)
142
(5.6)
1,981
(78)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Notable residents[edit]

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