Mauritania

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Islamic Republic of Mauritania

الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية
République Islamique de Mauritanie  (French)
Flag of
Mauritania in Africa.
Mauritania in Africa.
CapitalNouakchott
Other languagesFrench[1]
Religion
Islam
Demonym(s)Mauritanian
Government
• President
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Area
• 
1.03 million[convert: unknown unit]
CurrencyMauritanian Ouguiya

Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. The capital city, which is also the biggest city in the country, is Nouakchott. It is on the Atlantic coast. Its president is General Mohamed Oueld Abdel-Aziz.

At 1,030,700 km² (397,929 mi²),[2] Mauritania is the world's 29th-largest country (after Bolivia). It is similar in size to Egypt. The land is flat in most places.

References[change | change source]

  1. "États généraux de l'Éducation nationale en Mauritanie". Le Quotidien de Nouakchott (in French). 13 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013.
  2. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov.