Monday, October 21, 2013

Libreville Market in Gabon, Africa


Images du Gabon (Images of Gabon)
Marche a Libreville (Market in Libreville)

unused, but has writing on the back

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Libreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon, in west central Africa. The city is a port on the Komo River, near the Gulf of Guinea. As of 2005 it had a population of 578,156.

History:
The area was inhabited by the Mpongwé tribe long before the French acquired the land in 1839. In 1846, L'Elizia, a Brazilian ship carrying slaves for sale, was captured by the French navy near Loango. The slaves were freed and founded Libreville (French for "Freetown") in 1848.

2 comments:

agi said...

lovely postcard!

Brenda Perez said...

thank you! I love postcards of the (for me) hard to get countries :D