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Mauritania - Africa


Geographic zone Africa
Region: Africa
Population3 282 000
in: 2011
World rank: 133
Population Forecast in 20506 061 000
World rank in 2050: 115
Capital Nouakchott
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: not avail
in: not avail
Main language spoken Arabic
Area (sq km)1 031 000
World rank: 29
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions MRO) 3.49 3.49|not defined 3.49|MRO
in: 2010
Rank: 158
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (MRO) 1062 1062|not defined 1062|MRO
in: 2010
Rank: 164
Currency Ouguiya
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) MRO =
Public debt (% of GDP) not avail
in: not avail
Geographic zone Africa
Region: Africa
Population3 282 000
in: 2011
World rank: 133
Population Forecast in 20506 061 000
World rank in 2050: 115
Population growth by 20502 779 000
Rank move: 18
Growth: 84.67 %
Capital Nouakchott
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: not avail
in: not avail
Time zone
Main language spoken Arabic
Area (sq km)1 031 000
World rank: 29
Population density3.18 per sq.km.
World rank: 208
Urbanization41 %
in: 2011
Median age19.5
in: 2011
Age Structure
65+: 3.5 %
15-64: 56.2 %
0-14: 40.4 %
in: 2011
Birth rate (per 1000)33
in: 2010
Death rate (per 1000)8.83
in: 2010
Life expectancy61
Female: 63
Male : 59
in: 2011
Male ratio48.19 %
Literacy (age 15+)51.2 %
Female: 43.4 %
Male : 59.5 %
in: 2000
Average Height
Male cm : not avail
Female cm: not avail
Obesity rate %
Male : 4.3
World rank: 140
Female: 23.3
World rank: 80
Telephone code222
Internet. mr
FIPS 10 MR
ISO Code MR
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions MRO) 3.49 3.49|not defined 3.49|MRO
in: 2010
Rank: 158
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (MRO) 1062 1062|not defined 1062|MRO
in: 2010
Rank: 164
Currency Ouguiya
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) MRO =
Public debt (% of GDP) not avail
in: not avail
GDP breakdown by sector
GDP Services: 40.7 %
GDP Industry: 46.7 %
GDP Agriculture: 12.5 %
Labor Force breakdown by sector
Labor Force Services: 40 %
Labor Force Industry: 10 %
Labor Force Agriculture: 50 %
Annual income per capita (USD) Annual income per capita (not defined) Annual income per capita (MRO) 2200 2200|not defined 2200|MRO
in: 2011
Unemployment rate %30
in: 2008
Population below poverty line40 %