Facts and stats about Mauritania

3.44 million

Population. Ranked 133th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 144th in 2012.


Algeria 463 km, Mali 2,237 km, Senegal 813 km, Western Sahara 1,561 km
Largest city Nouakchott - 480,000
Capital city Nouakchott - 480,000
Major language Arabic (official), French, others
Major religion Islam
Monetary unit ouguiya
Alternative names Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah, Mauritania
Groups Former French colonies, Hot countries, Least Developed Countries, Muslim countries, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

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