Haut-Ogooué Province

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Haut-Ogooué Province in Gabon
Haut-Ogooué Province in Gabon
Coordinates: 1°38′S 13°35′E / 1.633°S 13.583°E / -1.633; 13.583Coordinates: 1°38′S 13°35′E / 1.633°S 13.583°E / -1.633; 13.583
Country  Gabon
Capital Franceville
 • Total 36,547 km2 (14,111 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 250,799[1]
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)

Haut-Ogooué is the southeastern-most 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 region. The uranium-bearing mineral Francevillite takes its name from the primary city. It is the historical home of three cultures, the Obamba, Ndzabi and Téké. Like many regions in Africa, more traditional uses of the land have given way to rural migration to the larger cities. [1] In August 2006, its soccer club won the Gabon Independence Cup. [2]

To the northeast, east, and south, Haut-Ogooué borders several regions of the Republic of the Congo:

Domestically, it borders the following provinces:


Departments of Haut-Ogooué

Haut-Ogooué is divided into 8 departments:

francevillite from the Mounana mine, near Franceville.


  1. ^ RESULTATS GLOBAUX DU RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DES LOGEMENTS DE 2013 DU GABON (PDF). Direction Générale de la Statistique. 2015. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-13.