(Al-Jumhūrīyah al-Islāmīyah al-Mūritanīya). State of Northwest Africa (1,030,700 km²). Capital: Nouakchott. Administrative division: regions (Wilaya) (13). Population: 3,161,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: Arabic (official), French, poular, soninke, Wolof. Religion: Sunni Muslims 99.3%, Christians 0.3%, others 0.4%. Monetary unit: ouguiya (5 khoum). Human Development Index: 0.557 (140th place). Borders: Western Sahara (annexed by Morocco) (NW), Algeria…
Check naturegnosis for Mauritania in 2001.
Yearbook 2011 Mauritania. From February until the end of April, students and other residents held several demonstrations in the capital Nouakchott against the government Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. They demanded reforms and felt that President Abdel Aziz had wielded too much power. Visit ABBREVIATIONFINDER for the acronym of MRT that stands for the country of Mauritania….