Mauritania flag information
Description flag of Mauritania
green with a yellow five-pointed star above a yellow horizontal crescent; the closed side of the crescent is down; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam
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Official country name
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah (long)
Mauritanian(s) (noun) Muritaniyah (adjective)
Arabic (official and national), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof (all national languages), French, Hassaniya
3,364,940 ranked 134, (data 2008)
most of the population concentrated in the cities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou and along the Senegal River in the southern part of the country. The lowest point is Sebkhet Te-n-Dghamcha -5 m.
Coastline 754 km.
5,074km, Algeria 463 km, Mali 2,237 km, Senegal 813 km, Western Sahara 1,561 km.
12 regions (regions, singular - region) and 1 capital district*; Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh Ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Inchiri, Nouakchott*, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour, Trarza
28 November 1960 (from France)