Population of 1,501,266
Located in Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea
Gabon is one of Africa's wealthier nations, yet many Gabonese continue to dwell in poverty. The majority of the population was baptized Catholic, but a large number still follow the old animist ways. Animism's influence in both Christianity and Islam extends far beyond its statistical presence. Evangelicals increased from 2.3% in 1960 to 12.7% in 2010, showing that evangelical growth in Gabon has been steady and sustained. The Church is also maturing in Gabon.