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.

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.


agi said...

lovely postcard!

Brenda Perez said...

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