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Monday, September 17, 2012

MAURITANIA - the 183rd Country Visitor

183rd Country
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MAURITANIA is the 183rd country to visit my Blog. A visitor from this country entered my Blog last night - thank you, whoever you are...
Let's see what this country have to offer.
GEOGRAPHY:
Mauritania, three times the size of Arizona, is situated in northwest Africa with about 350 mi (592 km) of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Morocco on the north, Algeria and Mali on the east, and Senegal on the south. The country is mostly desert, with the exception of the fertile Senegal River valley in the south and grazing land in the north.

GOVERNMENT:
Military rule. The legal system is based on Islam.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
President: Muhammad Ould Abdelaziz (2009)
Prime Minister: Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar (2005)
Land area: 397,837 sq mi (1,030,400 sq km); total area: 397, 953 sq mi (1,030,700 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 3,205,060 (growth rate: 2.4%); birth rate: 33.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 61.9/1000; life expectancy: 60.7; density per sq km: 3
Capital and largest city: Nouakchott, 661,400
Monetary unit: Ouguiya
National name: Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah
Languages: Hassaniya Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Wolof
Ethnicity/race: mixed Maur/black 40%, Maur 30%, black 30%
Religion: Islam 100%
National holiday: Independence Day, Nov. 28
Literacy rate: 42% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $6.56 billion; per capita $2,100.  
Real growth rate: 1.5%.  
Inflation: 7.3%.  
Unemployment: 30% (2008 est.).  
Arable land: 0.2%.  
Agriculture: dates, millet, sorghum, rice, corn; cattle, sheep. 
Labor force: 786,000 (2001); agriculture 50%, services 40%, industry 10% (2001 est.).  
Industries: fish processing, mining of iron ore and gypsum.  
Natural resources: iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphate, diamonds, gold, oil, fish.  
Exports: $1.395 billion (2006 est.): iron ore, fish and fish products, gold.  
Imports: $1.475 billion (2006 est.): machinery and equipment, petroleum products, capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods.  
Major trading partners: Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Côte d'Ivoire, China, Russia, U.S., UK (2004).
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 26,500 (2001); mobile cellular: 35,000 (2001).  
Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1 (2001).  
Radios: 410,000 (2001).  
Television broadcast stations: 1 (2002). 
 Televisions: 98,000 (2001).  
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 5 (2001).  
Internet users: 7,500 (2001).
Transportation: Railways: total: 717 km (2002).  
Highways: total: 7,720 km; paved: 830 km; unpaved: 6,890 km (2000).  
Waterways: ferry traffic on the Senegal River.  
Ports and harbors: Bogue, Kaedi, Nouadhibou, Nouakchott, Rosso.  
Airports: 26 (2002).
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   tourists in Mauritania

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