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Mabinga Destination Guide

Discover Mabinga in Gabon!

Mabinga in the region of Haut-Ogooué is a place located in Gabon - some 290 mi (or 467 km) South-East of Libreville, the country's capital.

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Local time in Mabinga is now 03:25 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Libreville" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Loubomo, Brazzaville, Bata, Kinshasa, Vengue or Bangassou. When in this area, you might want to check out Youlou, Moanda, Mavindji-Posso, Massengo II, Mabinga and Djokoroundja as well. We also found some pictures.






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Interesting facts about this location

Lemboumbi-Leyou Department

Lemboumbi-Leyou is a department of Haut-Ogooué Province in south-eastern Gabon. The capital lies at Moanda.

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Located at -1.51, 13.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Departments of Gabon, Haut-Ogooué Province

Moanda

Moanda is one of the largest towns in Gabon, lying on the N3 road in Haut Ogooué. It is also one of the most important manganese mining towns in the world, under the auspices of the Compagnie Minière de l'Ogooué (COMILOG), which began mining in 1957. Moanda has a population of around 39,298 inhabitants (2010 est. ) and is the second largest city in the Haut Ogooué Region, after Franceville. It is also a border town, lying 100 km away from the border with the Republic of Congo.

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Located at -1.51, 13.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Haut-Ogooué Province

Mounana

Mounana is a town in Gabon with a population of about 8,000 people. It lies on the N3 road and from 1958 until the 1990s was a major uranium mining centre. The mine is now closed; it is now primarily a centre for agriculture.

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Located at -1.51, 13.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Mining in Gabon, Populated places in Haut-Ogooué Province, Uranium mines

Natural nuclear fission reactor

A natural nuclear fission reactor is a uranium deposit where self-sustaining nuclear chain reactions have occurred. This can be examined by analysis of isotope ratios. The existence of this phenomenon was discovered in 1972 at Oklo in Gabon, Africa, by French physicist Francis Perrin. The conditions under which a natural nuclear reactor could exist had been predicted in 1956 by Paul Kazuo Kuroda. The conditions found were very similar to what was predicted.

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Located at -1.51, 13.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Gabon, Nuclear physics, Nuclear reactors, Nuclear reactors by type, Radioactive waste repositories, Uranium

Oklo

Oklo is a region near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province of the Central African state of Gabon. Several natural nuclear fission reactors were discovered in the uranium mines in the region in 1972.

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Located at -1.51, 13.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Energy in Gabon, Mines in Gabon, Nuclear reactors, Radioactive waste repositories, Uranium mines