Mouila

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Mouila
The president's residence in Mouila
The president's residence in Mouila
Coat of arms of Mouila
Coat of arms
Mouila is located in Gabon
Mouila
Mouila
Location in Gabon
Coordinates: 1°51′50″S 11°3′27″E / 1.86389°S 11.05750°E / -1.86389; 11.05750Coordinates: 1°51′50″S 11°3′27″E / 1.86389°S 11.05750°E / -1.86389; 11.05750
Country Gabon
Province Ngounié Province
Department Douya-Onoy Department
Population
 • Total28,000

Mouila is the capital of the Ngounié region of Gabon. It lies on the River Ngounié and the N1 road and has a population of about 20,000 people. Its main sight is the Lac Bleu, a lake known for its bright blue water.

Mouila is very spread out and has several markets and commercial centers. A taxi service runs in Mouila. Taxis are green and white and cost 200-500 Central African Francs depending on the distance traveled.

Mouila is home to a huge range of Gabonese ethnic groups and is a major hub of commerce and travel. It is served by Mouila Airport. From Mouila, bush taxis may be obtained traveling to Ndende, Tchibanga, Lambaréné, Libreville and Lebamba.

Climate[edit]

Mouila has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).

Climate data for Mouila
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.2
(90.0)
31.0
(87.8)
28.3
(82.9)
27.3
(81.1)
27.6
(81.7)
29.4
(84.9)
30.8
(87.4)
30.9
(87.6)
30.7
(87.3)
30.3
(86.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.3
(81.1)
27.5
(81.5)
26.9
(80.4)
24.8
(76.6)
23.7
(74.7)
24.1
(75.4)
25.6
(78.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.3
(79.3)
Average low °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
22.5
(72.5)
22.5
(72.5)
22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73.0)
21.3
(70.3)
20.0
(68.0)
20.6
(69.1)
21.8
(71.2)
22.5
(72.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 223.4
(8.80)
226.4
(8.91)
249.3
(9.81)
239.9
(9.44)
165.7
(6.52)
20.4
(0.80)
5.4
(0.21)
7.9
(0.31)
51.3
(2.02)
342.3
(13.48)
397.1
(15.63)
231.3
(9.11)
2,160.4
(85.06)
Average precipitation days 15.5 13.3 16.2 15.2 13.2 2.9 3.5 4.4 8.8 20.5 21.4 15.6 150.5
Average relative humidity (%) 82 80 80 82 82 83 82 81 79 80 81 82 81
Source: NOAA[1]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mouila Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ Biography of Raponds Walker, accessed 11 August 2008