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Islamic Republic of Mauritania


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MAURITANIA Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Capital Nouakchott
Largest City Nouakchott
Land Area 397,955 mi2


  • Total 3,370,000
  • Density 8.5 people/mi2
  • Growth 2.43% per year
  • Children 40.97%
  • Adult 55.66%
  • Elderly 3.369%

Bordering Countries
Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest. It is named after the Roman province of Mauretania, even though the modern state covers a territory far to the southwest of the old province. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

The civilian government of Mauritania was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d'tat led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. On 16 April 2009, General Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won. In Mauritania about 20% of the population live on less than US $1.25 per day.

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