Mauritania became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Mauritania is 3,359,185 (2012) and the nation has a density of 3 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Mauritania is the Ouguiya (MRO). As well, the people of Mauritania are refered to as Mauritanian.
The dialing code for the country is 222 and the top level internet domain for Mauritanian sites is .mr.
To learn more, visit our detailed Mauritania section.
|Density||3.3 / km2 ( 8.4 / mi2 )|
|GDP||5,061,180,371 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||1,507 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||1,030,700 km2 (397,955 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Mali, Algeria, Senegal, Western Sahara|
What is the capital of Mauritania?
Nouakchott is the capital city of Mauritania. It has a population of 661,400, and is located on a latitue of 18.09 and longitude of -15.98.
Nouakchott is also the political center of Mauritania, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Nouakchott, the Capital Of Mauritania
|Elevation||10 meters over sea level|
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