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Sahara Desert MauritaniaSahara Desert Mauritania.
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Searchable Map and Satellite View of Mauritania using Google Earth Data

Mauritania Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Mauritania a Northern African country bordering the North Atlantic Ocean in south west. Countries with international borders to Mauritania are Algeria, Mali, Senegal, and Western Sahara.

Mauritania covers an area of 1,025,520 km², the country is about twice the size of Spain, or slightly larger than the US states of Texas and New Mexico combined. Much of the country is covered by the Sahara, about three quarters of Mauritania are desert or semidesert.

Adrar region
Adrar Plateau, a highland area in the Sahara Desert in northern Mauritania.
Image: Emmanuel Brunner
The country has a population of 3.4 million inhabitants (in 2014), about one third of them is living in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. Mauritania's population consists of about 70% Moors, people of Berber and Arab descent, and 30% non-Arabic speaking Africans: Wolof, Bambara, and Fulas.
Spoken languages are Arabic (official), Wolof (official), and French.

Mauritania is an Islamic country, the majority are Sunni Muslim.

Slavery still persists in Mauritania as part of the culture. Although nominally abolished in 1981, it was not illegal to own slaves until 2007. An estimated 10% to 20% of Mauritania's population are enslaved — in “real slavery,” according to the United Nations' special rapporteur official website on contemporary forms of slavery.

Just zoom in to see the "Eye of the Sahara", also known as Richat Structure.

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Wednsday-June-20  13:46  
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