Mauritania

Mauritania is a land of desert and ocean. It is of course no wonder that the main attractions for most tourists are the desert in Adrar and Tagant areas, and the ocean in Banc d'Arguin.

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is the capital of Mauritania and its largest city, with almost 1.2 million residents in 2019. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the second largest city in Mauritania. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is in , south of . Photo: Kokopelado, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in . It contains a noted Islamic scholarly centre sometimes called the library in the desert and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a region of Mauritania. Photo: Sebastián Losada, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a region of Mauritania. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of Mauritania. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Mauritania

Latitude of center
20.14° or 20° 8' 24" north
Longitude of center
-10.42° or 10° 25' 12" west
Population
3,210,000
Elevation
388 metres (1,273 feet)
Capital
Area
1,030,700 km² (397,955 miles²)
Currency
Ouguiya (MRU)
Phone code
222
Internet domain
.mr
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424316493
Geo­Names ID
2378080
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Muriṭanya
  • Achinese: Mauritania
  • Adyghe: Мауритание
  • Afrikaans: Mauritanië
  • Afrikaans: Mouritanië
  • Akan: Mauritania
  • Akan: Mɔretenia
  • Albanian: Mauritani
  • Albanian: Mauritania
  • Amharic: ሞሪታኒያ
  • Amharic: ሞሪቴኒያ
  • Arabic: Mauritania
  • Arabic: Mūrītāniyā
  • Arabic: الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية
  • Arabic: موريتانيا
  • Aragonese: Mauritania
  • Armenian: Մավրիտանիա
  • Arpitan: Moritania
  • Arpitan: Môritanie
  • Assamese: মাউৰিটানিয়া
  • Asturian: Mauritania
  • Avaric: Muritania
  • Azerbaijani: Mavritaniya
  • Balinese: Mauritania
  • Bambara: Moritani
  • Bambara: Mɔritani
  • Banjar: Mauritania
  • Bashkir: Мавритания
  • Basque: Mauritania
  • Bavarian: Mauretanien
  • Belarusian: Маўрытанія
  • Bengali: মরিতানিয়া
  • Bengali: মৌরিতানিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: मॉरिटानिया
  • Bhojpuri: मॉरीटानिया
  • Bishnupriya: মৌরিতানিয়া
  • Bosnian: Mauritanija
  • Breton: Maouritania
  • Bulgarian: Мавритания
  • Burmese: မော်ရီတေးနီးယား
  • Burmese: မော်ရီတေးနီးယားနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Mauritània
  • Catalan: República Islàmica de Mauritània
  • Cebuano: Mauritania
  • Cebuano: Muritaniya
  • Central Bikol: Mauritanya
  • Central Kurdish: مۆریتانیا
  • Chavacano: Mauritania
  • Chechen: Мавритани
  • Chinese: Mauritania
  • Chinese: Máolǐtǎníyà
  • Chinese: 毛里塔尼亚 / 茅利塔尼亞
  • Chinese: 毛里塔尼亚
  • Chinese: 毛里塔尼亞
  • Chinese: 茅利塔尼亞
  • Chuvash: Мавритани
  • Cornish: Moritani
  • Corsican: Mauritania
  • Crimean Tatar: Muritaniya
  • Croatian: Mauretanija
  • Croatian: Mauritanija
  • Czech: Mauretánie
  • Czech: Mauritánie
  • Danish: Mauretanien
  • Dhivehi: މޮރިޓާނިއާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Moritanya
  • Dotyali: मोरिटानिया
  • Dutch: MR
  • Dutch: MRT
  • Dutch: Mauretanie
  • Dutch: Mauritanië
  • Dzongkha: མོ་རི་ཊེ་ནི་ཡ
  • Eastern Mari: Мавританий
  • Egyptian Arabic: موريتانيا
  • English: Agawej
  • English: Gannaar
  • English: Gànnaar
  • English: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • English: MTN
  • English: Moritani
  • English: Muritanya
  • English: Murutaane
  • English: mr
  • English: 🇲🇷
  • Esperanto: Islama Respubliko Maŭritanio
  • Esperanto: Maŭritanio
  • Esperanto: Maŭritanujo
  • Estonian: Mauritaania
  • Estonian: Mauritaania Islamivabariik
  • Ewe: Mauritania
  • Ewe: Mauritania nutome
  • Ewe: Moritania
  • Extremaduran: Mauritánia
  • Faroese: Móritania
  • Fiji Hindi: Mauritania
  • Finnish: Mauritania
  • Finnish: Mauritanian islamilainen tasavalta
  • French: MR
  • French: Mauritanie
  • French: République islamique de Mauritanie
  • French: la République islamique de Mauritanie
  • Fulah: Moritani
  • Fulah: Muritani
  • Gagauz: Mavritaniya
  • Galician: Mauritania
  • Ganda: Mauritania
  • Ganda: Mawulitenya
  • Georgian: მავრიტანია
  • German: Islamische Republik Mauretanien
  • German: Mauretanien
  • German: Mauritania
  • German: République islamique de Mauritanie
  • Gorontalo: Mauritania
  • Greek: Μαυριτανία
  • Guarani: Mauritáña
  • Guianese Creole French: Moritani
  • Gujarati: મૌરિટાનિયા
  • Haitian: Moritani
  • Hakka Chinese: Mauritania
  • Hausa: Mauritania
  • Hausa: Moritaniya
  • Hausa: Muritaniya
  • Hawaiian: Mauritania
  • Hebrew: מאוריטניה
  • Hindi: मारीतानिया
  • Hindi: मॉरिटानिया
  • Hindi: मॉरीटैनिया
  • Hindi: मॉरीतानिया
  • Hindi: मोरीतानिया
  • Hungarian: Mauritánia
  • Hungarian: Mauritániai Iszlám Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Máritanía
  • Ido: Mauritania
  • Igbo: Mauritania
  • Iloko: Mauritania
  • Inari Sami: Mauritania
  • Inari Sami: Mauritania islamlâš täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Mauritania
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Mauritania
  • Interlingue: Mauritania
  • Irish: An Mháratáin
  • Irish: an Mháratáin
  • Italian: Mauritania
  • Italian: Repubblica Islamica di Mauritania
  • Jamaican Creole English: Moritania
  • Japanese: モーリタニア
  • Japanese: モーリタニア・イスラム共和国
  • Javanese: Mauritania
  • Kabiyè: Moritaanii
  • Kabyle: Muriṭanya
  • Kalaallisut: Mauritania
  • Kalmyk: Сарта Маритдин Орн
  • Kannada: ಮಾರಿಟಾನಿಯ
  • Kannada: ಮಾರಿಟಾನಿಯಾ
  • Kannada: ಮಾರಿಟೇನಿಯಾ
  • Kashmiri: مارٕٹانِیا
  • Kazakh: Мавритания
  • Khmer: ម៉ូរីតានី
  • Kikuyu: Mauritania
  • Kikuyu: Moritania
  • Kinyarwanda: Moritaniya
  • Kirghiz: Мавритания
  • Kongo: Muritania
  • Korean: 모리타니
  • Kotava: Muritania
  • Kurdish: Morîtanya
  • Kurdish: مۆریتانیا
  • Ladin: Mauritania
  • Ladino: Mauritania
  • Lao: Mauritania
  • Lao: ມົວຣິເທເນຍ
  • Latin: Mauretania
  • Latin: Mauritania
  • Latvian: Mauritānija
  • Lezghian: Мавритания
  • Ligurian: Mauritania
  • Limburgan: Mauritanië
  • Lingala: Moritani
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Muritania
  • Literary Chinese: 毛里塔尼亞
  • Lithuanian: Mauritanija
  • Livvi: Mavritanii
  • Lombard: Mauritània
  • Low German: Mauretanien
  • Lower Sorbian: Mauretańska
  • Luba-Katanga: Moritani
  • Luxembourgish: Mauretanien
  • Macedo-Romanian: Mauritania
  • Macedonian: Мавританија
  • Madurese: Mauritania
  • Malagasy: Maoritania
  • Malay: Mauritania
  • Malayalam: മൗറിത്താനിയ
  • Malayalam: മൗറിറ്റാനിയ
  • Maltese: Mauritania
  • Maltese: Mawritanja
  • Maltese: Repubblika Iżlamika tal-Mauritania
  • Maltese: il-Mauritania
  • Manx: Yn Varitaan
  • Maori: Mauritānia
  • Marathi: मॉरिटानिया
  • Mazanderani: موریتانی
  • Min Dong Chinese: Mauritania
  • Min Nan Chinese: Mauritania
  • Minangkabau: Mauritania
  • Mingrelian: მავრიტანია
  • Mongolian: Мавритан
  • Mongolian: Мавритани
  • Moroccan Arabic: موريطانيا
  • Nauru: Mauritania
  • Navajo: Shádiʼááhjí Ghą́ą́ʼaskʼidii Biłikahii Bikéyah
  • Nepali: माउरिटानिया
  • Nepali: माउरी तानिया
  • Nepali: मौरिटानिया
  • Newari: ईस्लामी गणतन्त्र माउरीतानीया
  • Newari: माउरी तानिया
  • North Ndebele: Mauritania
  • Northern Frisian: Mauretaanien
  • Northern Luri: موریتانی
  • Northern Sami: Mauretánia
  • Northern Sami: Mauritania
  • Northern Sami: Mauritania islamlaš dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Mauritánia
  • Northern Sami: Mauritánia islamlaš dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Mauritania
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den islamske republikken Mauritania
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Mauritania
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Mauritania
  • Novial: Moritania
  • Occitan (post 1500): Mauritània
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܡܘܪܝܛܢܝܐ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Mauritania
  • Oriya: ମୋରିତାନିଆ
  • Oriya: ମୌରିଟାନିଆ
  • Oromo: Mooritaaniyaa
  • Ossetian: Мавритани
  • Pali: मारिटेनिया
  • Pampanga: Mauritania
  • Panjabi: ਮੋਰਿਟਾਨੀਆ
  • Panjabi: ਮੌਰੀਤਾਨੀਆ
  • Papiamento: Mauritania
  • Pedi: Mauritania
  • Persian: جمهوری اسلامی موریتانی
  • Persian: ماوریتانیا
  • Persian: موریتانی
  • Piemontese: Mauritania
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Mauretania
  • Polish: Mauretania
  • Portuguese: Mauritânia
  • Pushto: موریتاني
  • Pushto: موریتانیا
  • Quechua: Mauritania
  • Quechua: Muritanya
  • Romanian: Mauritania
  • Romansh: Mauretania
  • Rundi: Moritaniya
  • Russia Buriat: Мавритан
  • Russia Buriat: Мавритани
  • Russian: Исламская Республика Мавритания
  • Russian: Мавритания
  • Sakizaya: Mauritania
  • Samoan: Mauritania
  • Samogitian: Maurėtanėjė
  • Sango: Moritanïi
  • Sanskrit: मारिटेनिया
  • Sardinian: Mauritània
  • Saterfriesisch: Mauretanien
  • Scots: Mauritanie
  • Scottish Gaelic: Moratainia
  • Scottish Gaelic: Moratàinea
  • Serbian: Mauritanija
  • Serbian: Мауританија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Mauritanija
  • Serbo-Croatian: Muritanya
  • Shan: မိူင်းမေႃႇရီႇတေးၼီးယႃး
  • Shona: Mauritania
  • Sicilian: Mauritania
  • Silesian: Maurytańijo
  • Sindhi: ماريطانيہ
  • Sindhi: موريتانيا
  • Sindhi: موريطانيا
  • Sinhala: මොරිටේනියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Mauritania
  • Skolt Sami: Mauritania islaamlaž tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Mauritánia
  • Slovenian: Mavretanija
  • Somali: Mauritania
  • Somali: Muritaaniya
  • South Azerbaijani: موريتانی
  • South Azerbaijani: موریتانی
  • Southern Sotho: Mauritania
  • Spanish: Mauritania
  • Spanish: Republica Islamica de Mauritania
  • Spanish: República Islámica de Mauritania
  • Sundanese: Mauritania
  • Swahili: Mauritania
  • Swahili: Moritania
  • Swati: IMolithaniya
  • Swedish: Islamiska republiken Mauretanien
  • Swedish: Mauretanien
  • Swiss German: Mauretanien
  • Tachelhit: Muritanya
  • Tagalog: Maritanya
  • Tagalog: Mauritania
  • Tajik: Мавритания
  • Tamil: மூரித்தானியா
  • Tamil: மௌரிடானியா
  • Tatar: Мавритания
  • Telugu: మౌరిటానియ
  • Telugu: మౌరిటేనియా
  • Thai: ประเทศมอริเตเนีย
  • Thai: มอริเตเนีย
  • Tibetan: མའུ་རི་ཏ་ནི་ཡ།
  • Tibetan: མཽ་རི་ཏ་ནི་ཡ།
  • Tigrinya: ሞሪታኒያ
  • Tigrinya: ሞሪቴኒያ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Maulitenia
  • Tosk Albanian: Mauretanien
  • Tsonga: Maritana
  • Tunisian Arabic: موريتانيا
  • Turkish: Moritanya
  • Turkmen: Mawritaniýa
  • Udmurt: Мавритания
  • Uighur: ماۋرىتانىيە
  • Ukrainian: Ісламська Республіка Мавританія
  • Ukrainian: Мавританія
  • Upper Sorbian: Mawretanska
  • Urdu: موریتانیہ
  • Urdu: موریطانیہ
  • Uzbek: Mavritaniya
  • Venetian: Mauritania
  • Venetian: Mauritània
  • Veps: Mavritanii
  • Vietnamese: Mauritania
  • Vietnamese: Mauritanie
  • Vietnamese: Mô-ri-ta-ni-a (Mauritania)
  • Vietnamese: Mô-ri-ta-ni
  • Volapük: Moritän
  • Võro: Mauritaania
  • Walloon: Moritanreye
  • Waray (Philippines): Mauritania
  • Welsh: Mauritania
  • Welsh: Mawritania
  • Western Balochi: موریتانیا
  • Western Frisian: Mauretaanje
  • Western Frisian: Mauritaanje
  • Western Frisian: Mauritanië
  • Western Mari: Мавритани
  • Western Panjabi: ماریطانیہ
  • Western Panjabi: موریطانیا
  • Wolof: Gànnaar
  • Wolof: Mooritani
  • Wu Chinese: 毛里塔尼亚
  • Xhosa: Mauritania
  • Yakut: Мауритания
  • Yiddish: מאַריטאַניע
  • Yiddish: מאריטאניע
  • Yoruba: Maritania
  • Yoruba: Mauritáníà
  • Yue Chinese: Gànnaar
  • Yue Chinese: Mauritania
  • Yue Chinese: Mauritanie
  • Yue Chinese: Moritani
  • Yue Chinese: Murutaane
  • Yue Chinese: Mūrītāniyā
  • Yue Chinese: موريتانيا
  • Yue Chinese: 毛里塔尼亞
  • Zeeuws: Mauritanië
  • Zhuang: Mauritania
  • Zulu: IMoritaniya
  • Zulu: i-Mauritania
  • Al Jumhūrīyah al Islāmīyah al Mūrītānīyah
  • La Mauritanie
  • Mauritanian Islamic Republic
  • République Islamique Mauritanienne
  • République Islamique de Mauritanie
  • 毛利塔尼亚

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