NAM COUNTRY: MAURITANIA

MAURITANIA


Quick Facts

Official Name

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Location Country in northwestern Africa. It is bounded on the north by Western Sahara and Algeria, on the east by Mali, on the south by Mali and Senegal, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Capital Nouakchott
Population

2,998,563

Religion

Muslim (Islam is the official religion; almost all Sunni Muslim)

Languages

Arabic (official), Fulfulde, Soninke, Wolof, French

National Holiday

Independence Day, 28 November (1960)

Government

Republic

Head of State

President Maaouya Ould Sidi Ahmed Taya

Head Of Government Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar
Legal System

a combination of Shari'a (Islamic law) and French civil law

Currency

Ouguiya (UM)

Import Partners

France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Germany

Export Partners Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, and Japan

President Ely Ould Mohamed Vall

Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed
Ould Boubacar