Mauritania Geography and Population

Mauritania – Geography Mauritania is a desert state. The Senegal River forms a southern border with Senegal, while the other borders are straight lines drawn through completely uninhabited areas. The terrain is flat; only a few mountain areas reach over 500 m. The large desert areas are without vegetation and completely characterized by the winds. […]

Mauritania Economy

Mauritania Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax System Basic data Mauritania has maintained GDP growth of 5% and above since 2012. In 2015, according to current data, GDP grew “only” by 3.1%. The main reason for this drop was the reduction in the prices of iron ore, which is Mauritania’s […]

Mauritania Recent History

Mauritania Recent History

From independence to the 1980s According to localcollegeexplorer, the territory of Mauritania became a protectorate of France in 1904 and from 1920 it was one of the 8 territories of French West Africa. In 1958 Mauritania opted for autonomy within the French Community and in 1960 proclaimed itself independent, with the name of République Islamique […]

Mauritania State Overview

Mauritania State Overview

Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Located this country in the north of the African continent. It has an approximate area of 1,025,520 km² and ranks 29th in area. It is almost completely occupied by the Sahara desert, so it has an extreme desert climate with a great daily temperature range and little rainfall. The Senegal River serves as […]

Mauritania Travel Advice

Mauritania Travel Advice

General travel information for Mauritania Continent: Africa Geographical location: West Africa, Sahel zone Highest elevation: Kediet Ijill (915 m above sea level) Longest river: Senegal (813 km) Form of government: Islamic Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Arabic Neighboring countries: Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Senegal Capital: Nouakchott Area: Approx. 1,030,700 km² Residents: Approx. 4,300,000 people […]