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 (lē′brə-vĭl′, -vēl′)
The capital and largest city of Gabon, in the northwest part of the country on the Gulf of Guinea. Founded as a French trading post in 1843, it was named Libreville after freed slaves settled there (1848).


(French librəvil)
(Placename) the capital of Gabon, in the west on the estuary of the Gabon River: founded as a French trading post in 1843 and expanded with the settlement of freed slaves in 1848. Pop: 649 000 (2005 est)


(Fr. li brəˈvil)

the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea. 350,000.
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Noun1.Libreville - the capital of GabonLibreville - the capital of Gabon      
Gabon, Gabonese Republic, Gabun - a republic on the west coast of Africa
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La selection tunisienne de handball est arrivee tot lundi matin a Libreville oo elle disputera la 23e Coupe d'Afrique des nations CAN-2018 organisee par le Gabon du 17 au 27 janvier.
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An attacker wielding a knife and crying "Allahu Akbar" has wounded two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital Libreville, the Gabonese defence minister said.
By: MENA LIBREVILLE - 16 August 2017: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that he had talks with his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo Ondimba on boosting bilateral ties at the political, economic, security and military levels, saying that they shared identical views on several regional and international issues of mutual interest.
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Arrive vendredi dernier a Libreville avec Deco, son ancien coequipier au Barca, la [beaucoup moins que] Pulga [beaucoup plus grand que] etait officiellement cense poser la premiere pierre du futur stade de Port-Gentil.
LyBREVyLLE (CyHAN)- Two ivory traffickers, a Gabonese and a Cameroonian, were early this week arrested in Libreville and 150 kg of ivory seized from them, a statement from Conservation Justice, a Gabonese NGO involved in protection of wildlife, said on Thursday.
Senegal authorities have a strategic plan to make the country an emerging nation, and we want to make our contribution to the development of its companies and basic infrastructure," BGFI Chief Executive Officer Henri-Claude Oyima said Tuesday by phone from Libreville, Gabon's capital.