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Mauritania

Mauritania
  • Capital

    Capital

    Nouakchott

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:12

  • Population

    Population

    3.81 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +222

  • Currency

    Currency

    UM MRO (ouguiya)

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Mauritania

Mauritania
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Nouakchott

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:12

  • Population

    Population

    3.81 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +222

  • Currency

    Currency

    UM MRO (ouguiya)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.53 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    92mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 030 700 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    1%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    38%

  • Railways

    Railways

    728km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    280 214

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mixed Maur/black - 40 %
    Maur - 30 %
    black - 30 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 100 %
    Islam - 100 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    51.2%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    Pulaar
    Soninke

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    20 850

  • Murders

    Murders

    10 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    44%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    2.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    74%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    107 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.5%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    fish processing, oil production, mining, gold

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    dates, millet, sorghum, rice, corn, cattle, sheep

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphate, diamonds, gold, oil, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphate, diamonds, gold, oil, fish

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    32%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    2 710kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    150 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    9

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What not to do when visiting Mauritania

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Marker Mauritania
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (same sex), although the hands are generally not shaken up and down, but clasped and held. A verbal greeting or nod of acknowledgement is the norm for greeting between men and women, accompanied by placing the right hand in the middle of the chest.

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Marker Mauritania
Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget to dress and behave conservatively - don’t wear tight and uncovering clothes.

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Marker Mauritania
Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 2007.

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Marker Mauritania
Business & Communication

Don’t try to import religious materials - Mauritania recognises Islam as the sole religion of its citizens and the state. Participation in Christian gatherings and activities is illegal.

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Marker Mauritania
Business & Communication

Don’t import alcoholic drinks, even alcohol bought in duty-free on an inbound flight may result in a high fine and confiscation.

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Marker Mauritania
Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by little personal space and direct communication style in conversations, especially between same sex.

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Marker Mauritania
Street & Behavioral

Don’t show the love affection in public - don’t forget the married couples are not allowed to hold hands in public in Mauritania.

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Marker Mauritania
Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily travel on your own to the border region near Western Sahara - it’s still heavily mined. The border areas near Algeria and Mali are known for a higher probability of banditry - it's better to have a local guide around.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season extends from July to October.

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