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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

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. This country has more than 416,000 motor vehicles (115 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The national top-level domain is .mr . There are over 1,290 websites with this extension.

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

4. In this country there are more than 10 628 km of paved roads (0,02% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 30 airports, 9 of the paved surface.

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

7. Full name of the country – Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

8. Political system – republic.


Geography in Mauritania

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

2. 70% of the country is in the desert.

3. Mauritania borders on such countries as: Algeria 463 km, Mali 2,237 km, Senegal 813 km, Western Sahara 1,561 km.

4. The country is 3.3 times bigger than Poland.

5. The longest river is Senegal.

6. The highest peak is Kidjat Idzjil – 915 m above sea level.

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

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

9. 2470 sq km of land is covered by forests (0.2%)

64. The nearest capital in a straight line from Nouakchott is Dakar (Senegal) – 407 km.

65. The furthest situated capital in a straight line from Nouakchott is Port Vila (Vanuatu) – 19559 km.


Finance in Mauritania

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

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

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

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

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 4 461 000 000 (PLN 19 093 080 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 5,020,000,000 (PLN 21,485,600,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 66.9% of GDP, which is about: $ 2 984 409 000 (PLN 12 773 270 520),
2018 year was 77.3 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 3 880 460 000 (PLN 16 608 368 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1,068 (PLN 4,573).

7. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 3,807,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 4 062 000 000 .

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

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


Law in Mauritania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Mauritania

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 76.

4. 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).


Work in Mauritania

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

2. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 11.8% .

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

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

5. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Mauritania

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

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

3. The longest river is Senegal.

4. The highest peak is Kidjat Idzjil – 915 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Society in Mauritania

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

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

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

4. The average IQ level is 76.

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

6. Only 53% of the population has access to drinking water (less than 10% of people living outside cities).

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

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 4 children.

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

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

11. The population density is 3.2 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Islam, 99.8%.

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

15. In this country there are approximately:
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 .
136 100 people (3.66%) older than 65 .

16. 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).

17. 16 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

18. 62% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Mauritania

1. The motto of the country – “Honor, brotherhood, justice”.


History of Mauritania

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1. Independence from France was obtained on November 28, 1960.

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

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


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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


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