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Green Mauritania - Photo by Zain A.B - CC-BY

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Population 2002.............................................3,270,065
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 2,600
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 8.124
Unemployment.....................................................................20%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.8
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1
Total Area...................................................................309,494 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 54
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 53.51
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 68.07
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................62

 

 

Go to capital - Nouakshott City Profile - To Mauritania History

 

Background Note: Mauritania __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5467.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Mauritania __ A detailed look at Mauritania including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/mr.html 

Country Profile: Mauritania __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "In the Middle Ages Mauritania was the cradle of the Almoravid movement, which spread Islam throughout the region and for a while controlled the Islamic part of Spain. European traders began to show interest in Mauritania in the 15th century and in 1814 it came under direct French rule." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791083.stm
 
Economy of Mauritania __ "Economy - overview: A majority of the population still depends on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood, even though most of the nomads and many subsistence farmers were forced into the cities by recurrent droughts in the 1970s and 1980s." You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Mauritania 

Ethnologue report for Mauritania __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Mauritania. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Mauritania

 

map of mauritania and mauritania map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/mr.htm

Maps Of Mauritania __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Mauritania.html 

Mauritania __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/mauritania/

Mauritania __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/mauritania.html


 
Mauritania __ A good overview of Mauritania, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107771.html

Mauritania __ "Mauritania isn't the sort of country that attracts tourists in their droves: it's mostly desert, entirly poor, politically unpredictable and expensive. It's also desolate. Add to that disputes, landmines or violence on the borders with Mali, Senegal and the Western Sahara region of Morocco (check a map; that doesn't leave much) and it seems like maybe a visit to Mauritania is more trouble than it's worth." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/mauritania/

Mauritania Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=157&countryName=Mauritania

Mauritania Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Economy, Climate ... __ "Mauritania Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Economy, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." You will find all of this and a lot more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/countries/mauritania/economy/index.html 



Mauritania Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Mauritania - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Mauritania Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=Mauritania+geography&btnG=Search 
 
Mauritania: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blmauritania.htm

Mauritania Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Mauritania. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Mauritania/

Mauritania Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/mauritania

Mauritania pictures, Mauritania images __ A collection of click-to-view galleries of photographs of Mauritania. - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_mauritania_45.html 
 

 

 

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