Libreville, Gabon » City Info » Geography

Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon in the northwestern province of Estuaire. Gabon's west coast faces the South Atlantic Ocean. The northwest of Gabon is Equatorial Guinea; Cameroon is up north; Congo lies east of Gabon, while DRC is located southeast. 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 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. 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.


Libreville experiences a tropical monsoon climate with a long wet and short dry season. The wet season stretches from September through May, with heavy to moderate rain. The dry season is from June through August, and Libreville remains cloudy even during the dry season.

December and January are the warmest months, while June and July are the driest. Libreville welcomes many tourists each year.

The average temperatures remain constant throughout the year, with average high temperatures at around 29°C (84°F).