Gabon 5000 Francs banknote of 2002

13 May 2019  Mon

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.

Today let’s look at a 5000 Francs banknote issued in 2002. This green coloured note depicts on its obverse a port, shipyard and container handling cranes, along with the portrait of a young African man. The reverse has Oil refinery. Three antelope heads along with Electrotype 'BEAC' is the watermark of this note.

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