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Koulamoutou, Gabon

Koulamoutou is the capital of Ogooué-Lolo Province in east-central Gabon, with a population of around 16,000 people. It lies at the confluence of the Lolo River and the River Bouenguidi and on the N6 road. The town has an airport and had been developed by a Minister of Tourism born in a nearby village.

The town has a museum, a cinema, an airport and is also known for its nightlife. The du Chaillu Mountains and Mbougou Falls lie near Koulamoutou.

Ogooué-Lolo Province

The Ogooué-Lolo Province is one of the nine provinces of Gabon, slightly southeast of central Gabon. The regional capital is Koulamoutou, a city of approximately 16,000 people. It is the ninth-largest city in Gabon and the home of slightly more than one-third of the provincial population.

To the south, Ogooué-Lolo borders the Niari Region of the Republic of the Congo. Domestically, it borders the following provinces:

Ngounié – west-southwest
Moyen-Ogooué – northwest, at a quadripoint
Ogooué-Ivindo – north, and northwest
Haut-Ogooué – east

About Gabon

Tourism in Gabon is underdeveloped. Despite this, attractions include beaches, ocean and inland fishing facilities, the falls on the Ogooué River, and the Crystal Mountains. Tourists also come to see the famous hospital founded by Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné.

The wildlife of Gabon is composed of flora and fauna. Gabon is a largely low-lying country with a warm, humid climate. Much of the country is still covered by tropical rainforests and there are also grasslands, savannas, large rivers, and coastal lagoons.

Plant growth is rapid and dense. About 85 percent of the country is covered by tropical humid forests. The dense green of the vegetation never changes, since more than 6,000 species of plants flower and lose their leaves continuously throughout the year according to species. Tree growth is especially rapid; some trees tower as high as 60 m, and the trunks are thickly entwined with vines. There are about 300 species of trees. In the coastal regions, marine plants abound, and wide expanses are covered with tall papyrus grass.

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