Mauritania MAURITANIA

International Treaties
Berne Convention
OAPI
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Dictatorship, ethnic cleansing
Food insecurity, malnutrition
Limited medical facilities
Slavery

Currency
Ouguiya

Dialing Code
222

Internet Domain
.mr

Mauritania
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Arabic and French School system, Universities

Employment Majority
Mining, agriculture, fishing

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Iron ore, fish and fish products, gold

Main Imports
Machinery and equipment, petroleum products, capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods

Main Industries
Fish processing, oil production, mining of iron ore, gold, and copper; gypsum deposits have never been exploited

CULTURE

Languages
Arabic, French

Population
3 million (2009 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Sunis Muslim

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Nouakchott

Climate
Mostly desert

Neighbouring Countries
Western Sahara, Algeria, Mali, Senegal

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