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MAURITANIA – Country Information
Mauritania has a population of 4,005,475 as of 2020.
1,030,698 sq km / 397,955 sq mi (roughly half the size of Alaska)
The capital city, Nouakchott, lies on a plateau near what was originally a village on a desert trail.
40% Black African-Arab-Berber (Black Moor)
30% Arab-Berber (White Moor)
30% Black African
99.1% Suuni Muslim
0.9% Traditional / Christian / Other / Nonreligious
Mauritania is a Islamic State limiting religious freedom.
Mauritania is a country along the Atlantic coast of Africa and has acted as a geographical and cultural bridge between North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is mostly made up of desert and coastal lands.
Mauritania’s economy is largely made up of extractive industries and agriculture. Profitable exports are iron ore, gold, copper, gypsum, and phosphate rock.
Mauritania was one of the last countries to abolish slavery in 1981.
In the 1400s, Europeans arrived and began mining gold and buying slaves. France established their control in Mauritania in 1904, and they gained their independence on July 28, 1960.
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