Gabon is a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa. It has significant areas of protected parkland. The forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales. Lope National Park consists of mostly rainforest; Akanda National Park is known for its mangroves and tidal beaches.
Abundant petroleum and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gabon's economy is dominated by oil. The Central African CFA franc is the currency in Gabon along with other five independent states in Central Africa.
The note depicted in the image alongside is a 1000 Franc banknote issued from 1993 to 2002. The obverse has a map of the Central African States to left with a scene of Coffee bean harvesting in centre and a portrait of a native man to right. The reverse depicts a tree logging scene in centre and a stylised wooden mask to left. This colourful note has a African man as its watermark.
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