Gabon is officially known as the Gabonese Republic. Gabon is situated in the western coastal area of the continent of Africa. The beautiful beaches, wildlife and hunting (which is made legal from December to September) bring in the tourists every year. Gabon is a sovereign state and has seen the reign of three presidents since its independence from France on August 17, 1960. Gabon has a multi-party system and a constitution which aims at a fare and transparent election process.