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Gabon, Land and Resources

highest summit, escarpment, Atlantic Ocean, basin, entire country

A belt of coastal lowlands, generally narrow in width, is found in the western part of Gabon. To the interior is the plateau zone, which extends over the entire northern and eastern sections of Gabon and part of the south. The Cristal Mountains in the north are about 900 m (about 3,000 ft) high. The central Chaillu Mountains contain Mount Iboundji (972 m/3,189 ft), the highest summit in the country. This escarpment is crossed by numerous rivers, notably the Ogooue River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Virtually the entire country is contained in the basin of the Ogooue River, which is navigable to Ndjole. Some 85 percent of the land is covered by a dense equatorial rain forest.

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