Mauritania

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الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية
Al-Ğumhūriyyah al-Islāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah
République Islamique de Mauritanie

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Anthem: National Anthem of Mauritania
Capital [[has capital::Nouakchott]]
18°09′N 15°58′W
Largest city Nouakchott
Official language(s) Arabic
Government Military junta
Area  
 - Total 1,030,700 km²
1,030,700,000,000 m²
10,307,000 ha
397,955.495 miles²
 (28th)
  397,850 sq mi 
 - Water (%) Negligible
Population  
 - 2005 est. 3,069,000 (countries by population|135th)
 - Density 2/km² (221st)
7.8/sq mi 
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 - Total $6.185 billion (123rd)
 - Per capita $2,000 (141st)
HDI (2003) 0.477 (152nd) – low
Currency [[Uses currency::Ouguiya]] (MRO)
Time zone [[Located in::GMT zone]] (UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+0)
Internet TLD [[Has internet TLD::.mr]]
Calling code +222
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Mauritania (Arabic: موريتانية Mūrītāniyyah), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by Senegal on the south-west, by Mali on the east and south-east, by Algeria on the north-east, and by Moroccan-annexed territory of Western Sahara on the north-west. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast. It is named after the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania.