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Currency of Mauritania


Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO) = 5 khoums. Notes are in denominations of MRO2,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100. Coins are in denominations of MRO20, 10, 5 and 1, and 1 and 0.2 khoums.


Credit cards: 

Credit cards can be used in a few hotels in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. There are very few ATMs.


There are very few ATMs.

Travellers cheques: 

Limited use. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.

Banking hours: 

Sun-Thurs 0800-1600.