Gabon

Gabon

Gabon

Population: 1,501,266

Located in Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea

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Gabon is one of Africa's wealthier nations, yet many Gabonese continue to dwell in poverty. The majority of the population was baptized Catholic, but a large number still follow the old animist ways. Animism's influence in both Christianity and Islam extends far beyond its statistical presence. Evangelicals increased from 2.3% in 1960 to 12.7% in 2010, showing that evangelical growth in Gabon has been steady and sustained. The Church is also maturing in Gabon.

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