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  • Area: 1,030,700 sq. km (397,955 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 3,677,293 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 2.2% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 63 years (2016)
  • Languages: Arabic (official and national), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof (all national languages), French
  • Religions: Muslim (official) 100%
  • Formal name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Alternate names: Al Jumhūrīyah al Islāmīyah al Mūrītānīyah, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, La Mauritanie, Mauretania, Mauretanien, Mauritanian Islamic Republic, Mūrītāniyā, République Islamique de Mauritanie, République Islamique Mauritanienne
  • Government type: presidential republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Mohamed Ould Abdel AZIZ; head of government: Prime Minister Yahya Ould HADEMINE
  • Capital: Nouakchott
  • Administrative divisions: 15 regions
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $4,400 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: iron ore, fish and fish products, gold, copper, petroleum
  • Imports: machinery and equipment, petroleum products, capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods
  • Currency: ouguiya (MRO)

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