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Capital : Nouakchott
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Ouguiya
Population : 3 718 678
Area : 1 030 700 km2

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Mauritania facts

1. Independence from France was obtained on November 28, 1960.
2. The population density is 3.2 people / km2.
3. The country is 3.3 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 99.8%.
5. The longest river is Senegal.
6. The full name of the country – Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
7. The motto of the country – “Honor, brotherhood, justice”.
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9. The highest peak is Kidjat Idzjil – 915 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. Only 53% of the population has access to drinking water (less than 10% of people living outside cities).

12. 70% of the country is in the desert.

13. Locust plagues often destroy crops, the population lives in extreme poverty. Children are entitled to one meal a day.

Author: MR

14. The plague of locusts that hit Mauritania in 2004 meant that there were no more than 400,000 people to eat.

Author: Ispep

15. The minimum wage is 30,000 ugijja per month (data from 2011).

16. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 11.8% .

Author: Daria

17. In Mauritania, an average adult consumes about 0.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

Author: AlkoWorld

18. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

19. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

20. The average IQ level is 76.

Author: EduKacJa

21. The built-up speed limit is 80 km / h.

22. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 100 km / h.

23. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

24. In 2013, 204 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

25. In this country, over 416,000 motor vehicles are registered (115 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

26. 32.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

27. In this country there are over 10 628 km of paved roads (0.02% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

28. In this country there are 30 airports, 9 with paved surface.

29. In this country there are over 728 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

30. In this country over 455,000 (2015) 810,000 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 22% of the population).

Author: NET

31. Around 250,000 (2015) 770,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

32. The national top-level domain is .mr . There are over 1 290 websites with such an extension.

33. The most popular pages with the extension .mr are: ami.mr, ani.mr and taqadoum.mr.

Author: http

34. The country has over $969 000 000 foreign exchange reserves (0.0082% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

35. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $4,461,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $5,020,000,000 .

36. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 66.9% GDP, or around: $2,984,409,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 77.3% GDP, or around: $3 880 460,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1,068.

37. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $3,807,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $4,066,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

38. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 7 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

39. In this country there are 47.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1 739 620 people).

Author: Reebeka

40. The lowest temperature: 1 °C was measured in Bir Umm Karajn.

41. The highest temperature: 49.1 °C was measured in Bir Umm Karajn.

Author: weather

42. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

43. The average life expectancy in this country is 57.5 years (women – 59.2 years and men – 55.9 years).

Author: Wilga

44. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

45. A woman gives birth to 4 children on average

Author: Nadia

46. The average age of people living in this country is 20.1 years old.

47. The country is around:
1 457 000 people (39.18%) in the age range 0-14 years.
2 126 000 people (57.16%) in the age range 15-64 years.
136 100 people (3.66%) over 65 years old.

48. In this country, about 117.000 children are born annually (3.1% of the population), and about 30 500 people die (0.8% of the population).

Author: Sara19

49. The lowest located place in the country is Sebkhet Te-n-Dghamcha – 5 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

50. There are 397110 km2 of agricultural land in Mauritania (39% of the country).

51. 16 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

52. Zouérat is the highest situated town in the country.

53. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1961.

54. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 82 days.

55. He joined the United Nations on October 27, 1961.

56. The work week is 45 hours.

Author: Statyk

57. 62% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

58. 2470 sq km of land is covered by forests (0.2%)

59. The last death penalty was carried out in 1987.

Author: Statyk

60. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 40%, and for companies 25% (2018).

61. The tax on goods and services is 16% (2018).

62. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.6%.

Author: Fan%

63. Mauritania has 360 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

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What is the highest peak in Mauritania?
The highest peak in Mauritania is Kidjat Ijdjil (915 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Mauritania?
The largest river in Mauritania is Senegal.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Mauritania?
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What is the national dish?
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What Mauritania has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Mauritania?
Mauritania borders with such countries as Algeria 463 km, Mali 2,237 km, Senegal 813 km, Western Sahara and 1,561 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 20,1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 30,000 ugijja per month (data from 2011).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Mauritania?
The population density is 4 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “Honor, brotherhood, justice”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 49.1 ° C was measured in Bir Umm Karajn.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 1 ° C was measured in Bir Umm Karajn.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
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