Population of main cities:
Nouakchott (958,400); Nouadhibou (118,200); Kiffa (50,200); Mbera (47,800); Kaédi (45,600); Zouerate (44,700); Rosso (33,600); Sélibabi (26,500); Atar (25,200)
There is no official national data on ethnic groups in Mauritania. However, the largest ethnic groups in the country are Moors, Moors of Arab-Berber descent (known as Bidhan) and other Africans (non-Arabic speaking, Halpulaar, Soninke, Wolof and Bamara).
Other Languages Spoken:
Dialectal Arabic hassanya, French, Fula, Soninke and Wolof
Arabic and French
The population is 99% Muslim.
It is %T:%M %A In Nouakchott
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Ouguiya (MRU)
Type of State:
Islamic Republic state based on parliamentary democracy (presidential system).
Type of Economy:
Low-income economy, Least Developed Countries (LDC). .
Desert country. The exploitation of iron ore, gold and copper is dominant in the economy, some petroleum extraction and fishing.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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To call Mauritania, dial +222
1.8 per 100 Inhabitants
5.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
21.76% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023