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Mauritania

  • President:Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
  • Prime Minister:Mohamed Salem Ould Béchir
  • Capital city:Nouakchott
  • Languages:Arabic (official and national), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof (all national languages), French note: the spoken Arabic in Mauritania differs considerably from the modern standard Arabic used for official written purposes or in the media; the Mauritanian dialect, which incorporates many Berber words, is referred to as Hassaniya
  • National statistics office
  • Total Population (millions):5.5 (2019)
  • Urban Population (millions):3.0 (2019)
  • Population Density (per Km²):5.2 (2019)
  • Sex Ratio (per 100 female):121.1 (2019)
  • Labor Force Participation Rate (%):55.1 (2018)
  • Human Develoment Index:61.8 (2017)
  • Healthy life expectancy:67.1 (2016)
  • Population Living Below $ 1.90 a Day (% of Population):59.1 (2009)