Mauritania

Full Name Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Capital Nouakchott
Form of Government Military Junta
Date of Independence 28 November, 1960
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 1,030,700 km2 (29th)
397,954 sq mi
Total Population (2005 estimate) 3,069,000 (135th)
Time Zone GMT (UTC+0)
Currency Ouguiya
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $2.819 billion
GDP Per Capita $952
Human Development Index .550
Languages Arabic
Etnic Groups
Religions 99.84% Islam
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TV station TV de Mauritanie Satellite


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