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Mauritania
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Mauritania

Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. Its coast faces the Atlantic Ocean, between Western Sahara on the north and Senegal on the south. It should not be confused with the ancient country of Mauretania.

République Islamique de Mauritanie
Al-Jumhuriyah al-Islamiyah al-Muritaniyah

الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية
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National motto: Honneur, Fraternité, Justice
(Honor, Fraternity, Justice)
Official language Arabic (official), Wolof (official), French, Hasaniya, Pular, Soninke
Capital Nouakchott
Capital's coordinates 18°09' N, 15°58' E
Largest City Nouakchott
President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
Prime Minister Sghair Ould M'Bareck
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 28th
1,030,700 km²
Negligible
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 132nd
2,667,859
2.6/km²
GDP (PPP)
 - Total (Year)
 - GDP/head
Ranked 148th
$4,891 billion
$1,700
Currency Ouguiya
Time zone UTC
Independence 28 November, 1960, from France
National anthem National Anthem of Mauritania
Internet TLD .MR
Calling Code222

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Regions
4 Geography
5 Economy
6 Demographics
7 Culture
8 Miscellaneous topics

History

Main article: History of Mauritania

Politics

Main article: Politics of Mauritania

Regions

Main article: Regions of Mauritania

Geography

Main article: Geography of Mauritania

Economy

Main article: Economy of Mauritania

Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Mauritania

Culture

Main article: Culture of Mauritania

Miscellaneous topics

From the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2002 U.S. Department of State website.



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