Gabon National Anthem

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Anthem History

La Concorde is the national anthem of Gabon. Written and composed by Georges Aleka Damas, it was adopted upon independence in 1960.

Anthem Lyrics

La Concorde


Uni dans la Concorde et la fraternité

Eveilletoi Gabon, une aurore se lève,

En courage l'ardeur qui vibre et nous soulève!

C'est enfin notre essor vers la félicité.

C'est enfin notre essor vers la félicité.

Eblouissant et fier, le jour sublime monte

Pourchassant à jamais l'injustice et la honte.

Qu'il monte, monte encore et calme nos alarmes,

Qu'il prône la vertu et repousse les armes.


Oui que le temps heureux rêvé par nos ancêtres

Arrive enfin chez nous, rejouisse les êtres,

Et chasse les sorciers, ces perfides trompeurs.

Qui semaient le poison et répandaient la peur.


Afin qu'aux yeux du monde et des nations amies

Le Gabon immortel reste digne d'envie,

Oublion nos querelles, emsemble bâtissons

L'édifice nouveau au quel tous nous rêvons.


Des bords de l'Ocean au cœur de la forêt,

Demeurons vigilants, sans faiblesse et sans haine!

Autour de ce drapeau, qui vers l'honneurs nous mène,

Saluons la Patrie et chantons sans arrêt!

Anthem Lyrics English


United in concord and brotherhood,

Awake, Gabon, dawn is at hand.

Stir up the spirit that thrills and inspires us!

At last we rise up to attain happiness.

Dazzling and proud, the sublime day dawns,

Dispelling for ever injustice and shame.

May it still advance and calm our fears,

May it promote virtue and banish warfare.


Yes, may the happy days of which our ancestors dreamed

Come for us at last, rejoicing our hearts,

And banish the sorcerers, those perfidious deceivers

Who sowed poison and spread fear.


So that, in the eyes of the world and of friendly nations,

The immortal Gabon may maintain her good repute,

Let us forget our quarrels, let us build together

The new structure of which we all have dreamed.


From the shores of the Ocean to the heart of the forest,

Let us remain vigilant, without weakness and without hatred!

Around this flag which leads us to honour,

Let us salute the Fatherland and ever sing!


Gabon Flag

Gabon Flag

Flag History The design of the flag was inspired by the geographical position of Gabon. The green - forests and the blue - Atlantic Ocean are separated by the yellow stripe with stands for the Equator and the ever-present sun.
Flag Date of Adoption 09 August 1960
Flag Symbolism three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue

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