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Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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Mauritania is in Africa. Its capital is Nouakchott. It is at 20° 00' North, 12° 00' West. Mauritania has an area of 1,030,700 square kilometres (397,955 square miles). The population is 3,281,634. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Mauritania Ouguiya. The inflation in 2007 was 7.3%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2000, the literacy rate was 51.2%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak French, Hassaniya Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, and Wolof. Religions beliefs here include Muslim.

Time Zone

It is in the West Africa (GMT + 0) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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