Libreville, Gabon » City Info » Geography

Libreville City is the capital of Gabon. Gabon's west coast faces the South Atlantic Ocean. North-west of Gabon is Equatorial Guinea; Cameroon is up north; Congo lies east of Gabon; while DRC is located south-east. Cristal Mountains stretches along the northern part of the country. Ugooue River, Ngounie River, and Nyanga River among others, criss-cross the plains of Gabon. Komo River opens to the ocean and passes through Libreville.

City Grounds

Libreville is located in the north-western part of Gabon. It conveniently runs along the shores of the South Atlantic Ocean. Many important buildings are located at the city boulevard like the Presidential Palace, Museum of Art and Traditions, and Cultural American Center. Major city districts are known for something unique. The Quartier Louis area is known for its nightlife; Mont-Bouët and Nombakélé are busy commercial areas; Oloumi is an industrial area; Batterie IV and Lalala are residential areas; Glass district is where the first European settlements were built; Owendo is where the city's port and Trans-Gabon Railway stations are located.


The weather in Libreville is generally warm. Being situated near the ocean, the beaches are popular for locals and tourists. Although occasional rains grace the city throughout the year, and while the humidity of clashing wet and warm feelings can overwhelm visitors, Libreville still welcomes many eager tourists each year. December and January could be the warmest months, while June and July are the driest. The city experiences more or less about 80 rainy days in a year.