Mauritania

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INFORMATION

Capital: Nouakchott

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Economy:

  • Half of the population still depends on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood.
  • Extensive iron ore deposits account for nearly 40% of total ,exports.

Population: 4,005,475 (2020)

Land Size: 1.04 million sq km (398,000 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • mixed Moor/Wolof, Pulaar, Soninke: 40%
  • Moor: 30%
  • Wolof, Pulaar, Soninke: 30%
Religions:

  • Muslim (official): 100%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official and national)
  • Pulaar
  • Soninke
  • Wolof  (all national languages)
  • French
  • Hassaniya

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Feb 23, 2021: Mariem Chedad - I Am Living a Dream - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [CAF] Mauritania's referee Mariem Chedad is one of the match officials at the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations at home.
  • Fri - Feb 19, 2021: Hosts Mauritania and Uganda in 'Do or Die' Clash - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [CAF] The final qualifying spot from Group A at the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be on the line on Saturday when the hosts Mauritania take on Uganda's Hippos at the Stade de Olympic in Nouakchott.
  • Fri - Feb 19, 2021: Meet Jam'al, the Total U20 Afcon, Mauritania 2021 Mascot - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [CAF] On the sidelines of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania, the spectacle wowing the attendees at the three venues is a jumpy and playful mascot named Jam'Al.
  • Thu - Feb 18, 2021: Mauritania Beat Mozambique to Revive Knockout Hopes - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [CAF] Hosts Mauritania secured their maiden victory in the Total Africa U-20 Cup of Nations after beating Mozambique 2-0 in Nouakchott to revive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter finals.
  • Tue - Feb 16, 2021: Hosts Mauritania Look for Redemption As Mozambique Come Calling - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [CAF] The thought of the host nation being eliminated from the group stages is a nightmare for Mauritania head coach Mauril Njoya and that will be his driving factor when the Mourabitounes take on Mozambique at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott on Wednesday.