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Flag of Mauritania Google map of Islamic Republic of Mauritania, country facts

Welcome to the Google Map of Mauritania and the locations list of this country! Sightseeing in Mauritania with Google Satellite Map always make sense! With our destination gazetteer, on Satellite City Maps.com is great to explore Mauritania through detailed satellite imagery - fast, free and easy as never before. Browse the list of administrative regions below of Mauritania and follow the navigation to find the place you are interested in. Your satellite map sightseeing in Mauritania starts here at Satellite City Maps.com!

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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 Mauritania

Nouakchott (click to view Nouakchott Google map)

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Places in Mauritania

Browse the online directory of Satellite City Maps.com for administrative regions in Mauritania below. Places in country Mauritania are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2, eventually up to level 3 administrative regions. Click on the name of the place to view it on Google map, or with satellite images.

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

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