Mauritania Country Overview

Mauritania Country Overview

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Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Located this country in the north of the African continent. It has an approximate area of 1,025,520 km² and ranks 29th in area. It is almost completely occupied by the Sahara desert, so it has an extreme desert climate with a great daily temperature range and little rainfall. The Senegal River serves as the border with the country of Senegal. Mauritania's currency is the ouguiyas (MRO). History From the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic constituted a province called Mauritania, which occupied the northern part of Morocco, but did not reach the current limits of the country. It was in the 3rd and 4th centuries, the migration of Berber tribes from North Africa displaced the Bafours, the original residents of present-day Mauritania and the ancestors of the Soninké. In…
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Mauritania 2007

Mauritania 2007

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Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Northwest African State. The borders, almost entirely artificial and remained practically unchanged since the French domination, divide it to the NW and North from Western Sahara (annexed by Morocco), to the NE from Algeria, to the East and S from Mali, to the SW from Senegal ; it overlooks the Atlantic from the mouth of Senegal, to the South, to the Cape Blanco peninsula (Ras el-Beida), to North. Yearbook 2007 Mauritania. According to CountryAAH, Nouakchott is the capital city of Mauritania. Presidential elections were held in March as a final step in the transition from military to civilian rule after the bloody coup in 2005, when a military junta took power. Juntan overthrew the then President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, who had ruled the country with…
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