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Libreville (Gabon)

Capital City

Last modified: 2017-01-15 by bruce berry
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image by Jens Pattke, 29 Dec 2016

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Libreville is the capital and largest city in Gabon, located in west central Africa. The city is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.
Jens Pattke
, 29 Dec 2016


Description of the flag

The flag of Libreville as seen during a session of the Libreville Municipal  Council in July 2015 is white with the municipal coat-of-arms occupying 4/5 of the height in full colour in the centre (as seen here and here).

The arms show a mural crown and has as supporters two heraldic sea lions Or, langued and armed Gules and holding staffs with the national flag of Gabon (a tricolour Gold, Green and Blue).  A motto is also included
"Libertas Ex Amicitia Nascitur".  The arms symbolise the geographic location by the sea and the Equator. The chief stands for the peaceful co-operation between the European and Gabonese communities.

The sea-lions are a symbol of the port, the flags carried by them makes clear that Libreville is the capital of the republic.
Jens Pattke, 29 Dec 2016

image by Jens Pattke, 30 Dec 2016

There is also a version showing the name of the city in black letters below the Arms (as can be seen here).
Tomislav Šipek, 29 Dec 2016



 
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