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Name(official): Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Name(short): Mauritania
Capital City: Nouakchott
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara.
Coordinate: 20 00 N, 12 00 W
Independence: (From France) November 28th; 1960.
  • Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz - President - from 5 August 2009
  • Ba Mamadou Mbaré - Acting President 16/4/2009 - 5/8/2009
  • General Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz President 6/8/2008 - 15/4/2009 (seized power following his military dismissal)
  • Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh 19/4/2007 - 6/8/2008
  • Moulaya Ould Mohamed Laghdaf - Prime Minister since 14/8/2008
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 1 030
Population: 3,281,634 (July 2011 est.)
3 177 388 (July 2006 est.)
People: Mixed Maur/black 40%, Moor 30%, black 30%.
Religion: Muslim 100%
Languages: Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof.
Literacy: total 51.2%: Male 59.5%, Female 43.4% (2000 census)
Currency: Ouguiya (MRO) 1 ouguiya = 5 khoums
GDP(per capita): $2,100 (2010 est.) $2,100 (2008 est.) $2 200 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 0.2% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: Dates, millet, sorghum, rice, corn, cattle, sheep.
Natural resources: Iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphate, diamond, gold, oil, fish.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania,
Chancery: 5-17-5, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku.
Post Code: 141-0001, Tel. 03-3449-3810
Embassy of the Islamic Republic pf Mauritania, Tokyo
General Info:
International Phone Code: +222


  • Tourism:


Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, Rosso.




12 regions (regions, singular - region) and 1 capital district*; Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh Ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Inchiri, Nouakchott*, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour, Trarza.


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