TOEFL Test Centers in Gabon

By | February 16, 2019

TOEFL Test Centers in Gabon

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location.

The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.

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Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Libreville TOEFL iBT $180
$180
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Sat., Feb 16, 2019
Sat., Mar 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Sat., May 04, 2019
Sat., Jun 01, 2019
Fri., Jul 12, 2019

Gabon Overview

Gabon borders Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north and the Republic of the Congo to the east and south.

Gabon lies in the area of ​​the Lower Guinea Sill, mostly in the catchment area of ​​the Ogowe. The approximately 800 km long coast on the Atlantic Ocean, partly lined with mangrove forests, is a portless spit coast in the south, while in the north the Cape Lopez (with Port-Gentil) and the broad Gabonese estuary (with Libreville) create good harbor opportunities. The coastal lowlands, which are up to 200 km wide, adjoin – in the north with a steep, in the south with a gradual rise – heavily cut, traffic-hostile low mountain ranges. The north and east of the country are covered by high plateaus with the Ivindo and Ogowe valleys inserted like a basin. The highest point in the country is Mont Iboundji at 1,575 m above sea level.

History

The coast of Gabon was discovered by the Portuguese in 1472, explored in 1484 and thereafter, inter alia. used for the slave trade, in the following centuries also by British, Dutch and French sailors. The name »Gabon« is derived from the Portuguese »Gabão«, the contemporary hooded coat of sailors (figuratively transferred to the funnel-shaped mouth of the Como River). From 1839 – first through the establishment of a naval base against the slave trade on the Gabonese estuary, then through so-called protectorate agreements with local rulers – France established itself in the region. In 1849 Libreville was founded as a settlement for released slaves after the foundation of Christian proselytizing had been laid there in 1842 with the first American mission.French Equatorial Africa, which was later formed into a colonial federation including Gabon. In addition to economic development rights, which they often exploited for overexploitation and forced labor, private concession companies secured extensive political sovereignty functions. During the Second World War, Gabon fell to the Allies (French Resistance) as early as 1940. Soon after the war, a party landscape and an independence movement emerged. Gabon achieved internal autonomy in 1959 and independence under international law on August 17, 1960. In the competition of political forces, President Léon M’Ba (* 1902, † 1967) with his Bloc Démocratique Gabonais (BDG) prevailed; M’Ba was overthrown in a coup d’état in 1964, but quickly returned to power thanks to French military intervention. After his death, he was appointed Vice President A. B. Bongo in 1967 as his successor. Bongo introduced the one-party system under the Parti Démocratique Gabonais (PDG) founded in 1968, used the country’s oil wealth to include moderate oppositionists in his power structure, and had more radical forces persecuted politically. The importance of oil brought Gabon to the Arab-Muslim world in 1973; Bongo converted from Christianity to Islam and took the first name Omar. Gabon became a member of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and OPEC (until 1995, again since 2016). Through close ties to France (assistance agreement, French military presence), Bongo secured the external framework for his retention of power.

Country facts

  • Official name: Gabonese Republic
  • License plate: G
  • ISO-3166: GA, GAB (266)
  • Internet domain:.ga
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Area: 267 670 km²
  • Population (2019): 2.2 million
  • Capital: Libreville
  • Official language (s): French
  • Form of government: Presidential Republic
  • Administrative division: 9 provinces
  • Head of State: President Bongo Ondimba (since October 16, 2009)
  • Head of Government: Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda (since July 16, 2020)
  • Religion (s) (2012): Christians (42% Catholics; 12% Protestants, 27% other Christians); 10% Muslims, non-denominational, others / not specified
  • Time zone: Central European Time
  • National holiday: August 17th

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): Central Africa
  • Position (coordinates): between 4 ° south and 2 ° north latitude and 8 ° 30 ‘and 14 ° 30’ east longitude
  • Climate: Humid tropical rainforest climate
  • Highest mountain: Mont Iboundji (1 575 m)
  • Road network (2007): approx. 1,000 km (paved), approx. 8,000 km (unpaved)
  • Railway network (2018): 810 km

Population

  • Annual population growth (2020): 2.5%
  • Birth rate (2020): 26.3 per 1000 residents.
  • Death rate (2020): 5.9 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2020): 21 years
  • Average life expectancy (2020): 69 years (men 67.3; women 70.8)
  • Age structure (2020): 36.5% younger than 15 years, 4% older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2018): 84.7%
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 138 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2017): 62 per 100 residents

Economy

  • GDP per capita (2019): US $ 8,112
  • Total GDP (2019): US $ 17 billion
  • GNI per capita (2019): US $ 7,210
  • Education expenditure (2014): 2.7% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2019): 1.6% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 20%