Mauritania

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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"Honor, Fraternity, Justice"
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Location of Mauritania (dark blue) in Africa
Location of Mauritania (dark blue) in Africa
Location of Mauritania
Capital
and largest city
Nouakchott
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Official languagesArabic
Recognised national languagesTemplate:Hlist
Other languagesFrench[1]
Ethnic groups
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Religion
Islam
Demonym(s)Mauritanian
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential Islamic republic
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LegislatureParliament
National Assembly
Independence
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Area
• Total
1,030,000 km2 (400,000 sq mi)[2] (28th)
• Water (%)
0.03
Population
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• 2013 census
3,537,368[2]
• Density
3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$18.117 billion[3] (134th)
• Per capita
$4,563[3] (140th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$5.200 billion[3] (154th)
• Per capita
$1,309[3] (149th)
Gini (2008)40.5[4]
medium
HDI (2017)Increase 0.520[5]
low · 159th
CurrencyOuguiya (MRU)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+222
ISO 3166 code[[ISO 3166-2:Template:ISO 3166 code|Template:ISO 3166 code]]
Internet TLD.mr
  1. According to Article 6 of the Constitution: "The national languages are Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, and Wolof; the official language is Arabic."
  2. Not recognized internationally (see main article).

Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. The capital city, which is also the biggest city in the country, is Nouakchott. It is on the Atlantic coast. Its president is General Mohamed Oueld Abdel-Aziz.

At 1,030,700 km² (397,929 mi²),[7] Mauritania is the world's 29th-largest country (after Bolivia). It is similar in size to Egypt. The land is flat in most places.

References

  1. "États généraux de l'Éducation nationale en Mauritanie". Le Quotidien de Nouakchott. 13 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1: Répartition spatiale de la population" (PDF). Recensement Général de la Population et de l’Habitat (RGPH) 2013 (Report) (in French). National Statistical Office of Mauritania. July 2015. p. v. Retrieved 20 December 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Mauritania". International Monetary Fund.
  4. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  5. "2018 Human Development Report". United Nations Development Programme. 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  6. https://www.bbc.com/afrique/region-45793286
  7. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov.

Other websites

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