Mauritania

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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Capital: Nouakchott

Population: 3.6 million

Land area: 1.04 million sq km (398,000 sq miles)

Major languages: Arabic (official), French, others

Major religion: Islam

Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 61 years (women)

Currency: ouguiya

Sources: UN, World Bank, BBC