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Mauritania
(1,393 words)

Al Jumhūriyyah Al Islāmiyyah Al Mūrītāniyyah (The Islamic Republic of Mauritania)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

4,784,000

Area

1,000,000 sq. km (400,000 sq. mi)

Population density

5/sq. km (12/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

2.72% (per 1,000: births 32, deaths 7)

Under 15 years

39%

Urban dwellers

55% (3.84% p.a.)

Capital city

Nouakchott 1,315,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

76% Hassaniyya, 8% Fu…

Cite this page
“Mauritania”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02MRT>
First published online: 2020



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