Mauritania
Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Capital
Nouakchott

Area
397,953 sq mi
1,030,700 sq km


Population
2,912,584 est

Languages
Arabic and Wolof (official)
French, Pulaar, Soninke, Hassaniya


Peoples
Mixed Maur/Black 40%,
Maur 30%, Black 30%


Religion
Islam

Life Expectancy
Total population: 52.32 years
male: 50.15 years
female: 54.56 years


Literacy
total population: 41.7%
male: 51.8%
female: 31.9%


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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