Mauritania is officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. It is situated in West Africa and is an Arab Maghreb country. The desert and ocean form a major part of Mauritania. Beautiful sights like rock formations adorn the interiors of Mauritania. The ancient cities of Mauritania like Chinguetti, Quadane, Oualata and Tichitt with their long histories form major tourist attractions.
1,030,700 square km (397,954 square miles)
Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof and French
Climate And Geography
The climate of Mauritania is marked by extremes in temperature. The days are very hot with the humidity being moderate while the nights see temperatures dipping to the low scales. Mauritania is marked by plains and the lands are usually flat. The oases located in Mauritania are fed by the spring. Kediet ej Jill, with a height of 915 meters (3,002 ft) is the highest peak of Mauritania.
Nouakchott is the capital of Mauritania. It is the largest city of Mauritania. Nouakchott enjoys a relatively moderate climate and is located centrally within the country. Nouakchott serves as both the economic and administrative center of Mauritania.
Railways, Motorways, Highways, Waterways, Ports and Harbors and Airports form the major ways of transportation. Roadways along with Waterways (on the Senegal River) are the preferred modes of transport.