Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Capital: Nouakchott Nationality: mr Population: 3,359,185
Currency: ouguiyas (MRO) Off. Lang: Arabic Area: 923,768 sq km
Internet DM: ng GDP: $4.131 billion Life Exp: 61.53 years
Literacy: 68% Location: 18 04 N, 15 58 W Calling Code: 222

Mauritania is a west African country bordered by Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria to the North, Mali to the west, and Senegal to the south, with a geographic location of 20 00 N, 12 00 W. Nouakchott is the capital. Arabic is the official language.


Mauritania has a population of 3,359,185, with a life expectancy of 61.53 years. The country is 100% muslim. The ethnic breakdown is as follows: mixed Moor/black 40%(Hassaniya), Moor 30%, black 30%( Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof ). The male literacy rate is 64.9% and for female 51.2%.

Works Cited

CIA Factbook, Mauritania