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Overview of Mauritania


Officially name: The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Capital: Nouakchott

Largest city: Nouakchott

Official language: Arabic

Government: Islamic republic


Mauritania is a country in North Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by The Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest.


Total 1,030,700 km2 (29th)
Water (%) 0.03


2010 estimate 3,291,000 (135th)
Density 3.2/km2 (221st)
8.2/sq mi

Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)

Time zone

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+0)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .mr

Calling code: 222