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Mauritania

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Official Name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Region: West Africa / Maghreb

Capital: Nouakchott

Area: 1,030,700 km2

Population: 3,069,000 (2009 estimate)

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Languages: Arabic / French

Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)

Internet TLD: .mr | Calling code: 222


Government: Islamic republic

  • President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
  • Prime Minister: Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf
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History

  • Independence from France 28 November 1960

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