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Basic Information:

Official Name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Population: 3,461,041
Area: 1,030,700 km2
Capital City: Nouakchott
Major Religion: Islam
Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT
Current time: 08:53pm
Phone Country Dialing Code: 222
Region: Africa
Language: Hassaniyah Arabic, French
Useful Travel Phrases in: Arabic, French

Climate ():

Practical Travel Information:

Official Tourism Website:
Electricity: 220V
Electrical Socket:

Type C

Travel Cost: $$$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
Main Attractions:
  • Banc d'Arguin National Park
  • Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
  • Chinguetti

Health Advisory:
  • Yellow Fever (Vaccination certificate may be required if coming from infected area)