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Mauritania Facts

Mauritania's Information

Flag of Mauritania
Land Area 1,030,700 km2
Total Area 1,030,700km2 (#28)
Population 3,677,293 (#131)
Population Density 3.57/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $16.71 Billion
GDP Per Capita $4,400
Currency Ouguiya (MRO)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Mauritania
    (long form) Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Capital City: Nouakchott (881,000 pop.)
  • Mauritania Population: 3,437,610 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Ouguiya
    (conversion rates)

    Ouguiya
    100 Ouguiya
  • Ethnicity: mixed Moor/black 40%, Moor 30%, and black 30%
  • GDP total: $7.824 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof (all national languages), French, Hassaniya
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, Tidjikja, Barkewol
  • Name: Meaning 'land of the Moors' in Latin.
  • National Day: November 28
  • Religion: Muslim 100%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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