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Welcome to the Google Maps of Mauritania (MR) and the comprehensive location list for this country. World Route Planner, together with its detailed Mauritania page, turns Google Maps Sightseeing into a meaningful experience! Our extensive destination gazetteer, coupled with Driving Directions to Mauritania, allows you to explore Mauritania through detailed satellite imagery and street views—fast, free, and easier than ever before.

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Mauritania Google Maps


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Facts about Mauritania

Administrative divisions: 12 regions (regions , singular - region) and 1 capital district*; Adrar , Assaba , Brakna , Dakhlet Nouadhibou , Gorgol , Guidimaka , Hodh Ech Chargui , Hodh El Gharbi , Inchiri , Nouakchott* , Tagant , Tiris Zemmour , Trarza
Area: total: 1 ,030 ,700 sq km land: 1 ,030 ,400 sq km water: 300 sq km
Background: Independent from France in 1960 , Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 , but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed TAYA seized power in a coup in 1984 and ruled Mauritania with a heavy hand for over two decades. A series of presidential elections that he held were widely seen as flawed. A bloodless coup in August 2005 deposed President TAYA and ushered in a military council that oversaw a transition to democratic rule. Independent candidate Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI was inaugurated in April 2007 as Mauritania's first freely and fairly elected president. His term ended prematurely in August 2008 when a coup deposed him and ushered in a military council government. Meanwhile , the country continues to experience ethnic tensions among its black population (Afro-Mauritanians) and White and Black Moor (Arab-Berber) communities.
Flag description: green with a yellow five-pointed star above a yellow , horizontal crescent; the closed side of the crescent is down; the crescent , star , and color green are traditional symbols of Islam
Capital: name: Nouakchott geographic coordinates: 18 07 N , 16 02 W time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: desert; constantly hot , dry , dusty
Currency code: ouguiya (MRO)
Ethnic groups: mixed Moor/black 40% , Moor 30% , black 30%
Geographic coordinates: 20 00 N , 12 00 W
Geography note: most of the population concentrated in the cities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou and along the Senegal River in the southern part of the country
Government type: Democratic Republic
Imports partners: France 16.7% , China 8.2% , Spain 6.8% , US 6.2% , Belgium 5.8% , Brazil 5.5% (2007)
Internet country code: .mr
Land boundaries: 754 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 5 ,074 km border countries: Algeria 463 km , Mali 2 ,237 km , Senegal 813 km , Western Sahara 1 ,561 km
Languages: Arabic (official and national) , Pulaar , Soninke , Wolof (all national languages) , French , Hassaniya
Location: Northern Africa , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean , between Senegal and Western Sahara
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Independence Day , 28 November (1960)
Nationality: noun: Mauritanian(s) adjective: Mauritanian
Natural hazards: hot , dry , dust/sand-laden sirocco wind blows primarily in March and April; periodic droughts
Population: 3 ,364 ,940 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim 100%
Terrain: mostly barren , flat plains of the Sahara; some central hills
Unemployment rate: 20% (2004 est.)

Capital of Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Nouakchott (click to view Nouakchott map)

Places in Mauritania

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street Views in Mauritania. Our listings are organized alphabetically, starting from level 1 regions and progressing through to level 2 and eventually level 3 regions, ensuring you can easily navigate and find specific areas of interest.

Adrar Region (16 Google Maps locations)
Assaba Region (106 Google Maps locations)
Brakna Region (112 Google Maps locations)
Dakhlet Nouadhibou Region (10 Google Maps locations)
Gorgol Region (184 Google Maps locations)
Guidimaka Region (175 Google Maps locations)
Hodh Ech Chargui Region (82 Google Maps locations)
Hodh El Gharbi Region (85 Google Maps locations)
Inchiri Region (3 Google Maps locations)
Tagant Region (10 Google Maps locations)
Tiris Zemmour Region (7 Google Maps locations)
Trarza Region (60 Google Maps locations)

Random cities in Mauritania

Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania.

Link to Mauritania Google Maps page

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