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 - May 11, 2021: 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers - Tunisia Drawn With Mauritania in 1st Round - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The draw for the qualifications the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica made Monday at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo pit Tunisia against Mauritania's in the first round.
  • Thu - Apr 29, 2021: Survivor Explains How 63 People Drowned After Migrant Boat Capsized in Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Foroyaa] Barely two years after a migrant boat capsized in the high seas in Mauritania leaving 63 people dead, has one of the survivors of the incident on Wednesday, 28th April 2021, explained how his brothers lost their lives during the incident.
  • Thu - Apr 22, 2021: U.S. Relations With Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [State Department] More information about Mauritania is available on the Mauritania Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.