Outline of Mauritania

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The location of Mauritania
An enlargeable relief map of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mauritania:

Mauritaniasovereign country located in West Africa.[1] Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by Senegal on the southwest, by Mali on the east and southeast, by Algeria on the northeast, and by the Morocco-controlled Western Sahara on the northwest. It is named after the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Mauritania

Geography of Mauritania[edit]


 Mali 2,237 km
 Morocco 1,561 km
 Senegal 813 km
 Algeria 463 km
  • Coastline: 754 km

Environment of Mauritania[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Mauritania

Natural geographic features of Mauritania[edit]

Regions of Mauritania[edit]

Main article: Regions of Mauritania

Ecoregions of Mauritania[edit]

Administrative divisions of Mauritania[edit]

Departments of Mauritania[edit]
Settlements in Mauritania[edit]

Demography of Mauritania[edit]

Government and politics of Mauritania[edit]

Politics of Mauritania

Branches of the government of Mauritania[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Mauritania[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Mauritania[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Mauritania[edit]

Foreign relations of Mauritania[edit]

International organization membership of Mauritania[edit]

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Mauritania[edit]

Main article: Law of Mauritania

Military of Mauritania[edit]

Local government in Mauritania[edit]

History of Mauritania[edit]

Culture of Mauritania[edit]

Main article: Culture of Mauritania

Art in Mauritania[edit]

Sports in Mauritania[edit]

Main article: Sports in Mauritania

Economy and infrastructure of Mauritania[edit]

Main article: Economy of Mauritania

Education in Mauritania[edit]

Health in Mauritania[edit]

Main article: Health in Mauritania

See also[edit]

Main article: Mauritania


  1. ^ a b "Mauritania". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

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