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Ogooué Maritime Province (Gabon)

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image by Olivier Touzeau, 29 Dec 2016

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Background

Ogooué Maritime Province is named after the Ogooué River and the Atlantic coast. It covers an area of 22,890 km² and has 158,000 inhabitants (2013).  The provincial capital is Port-Gentil.
Ogooué Maritime is divided into 3 departments:
- Bendje (Port-Gentil)
- Etimboue (Omboue)
- Ndougou (Gamba).
Olivier Touzeau, 29 Dec 2016


Description of the flag

The provincial flag, as seen during the 2016 inauguration of the President of Gabon, is white with the provincial coat-of-arms occupying 4/5 of the height in the centre.

According to Heraldry of the World, the arms symbolise the exploration of oil, the main source of income in the province. The base of the shield shows the sea, as the province borders the Atlantic Ocean.
Olivier Touzeau, 29 Dec 2016