Gabon Flag Icon

Maila Destination Guide

Explore Maila in Gabon.

Maila in the region of Haut-Ogooué is a town in Gabon - some 295 mi (or 475 km) South-East of Libreville, the country's capital city.

Interactive map of Maila

Current time in Maila is now 05:57 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Libreville" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Loubomo, Brazzaville, Bata, Kinshasa, Yeye or Bikogo. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mokaba-Ngaou, Mboma-Makama, Maila, Liyami and Bandegue. We also found some pictures.




Booking.com

Photos provided by Panoramio are under the copyright of their owners.


Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast


Videos

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.


Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.4, 13.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Energy in Gabon, Mines in Gabon, Nuclear reactors, Radioactive waste repositories, Uranium mines

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.4, 13.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.4, 13.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Gabon, Nuclear physics, Nuclear reactors, Nuclear reactors by type, Radioactive waste repositories, Uranium

Lemboumbi-Leyou Department

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

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.4, 13.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.4, 13.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Haut-Ogooué Province