Country: Mauritania

Population: 3,270,065

Capital: Nouakchott

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: ouguiya (MRO)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof

Ethnic Breakdown: mixed Moor/black 40%, Moor 30%, black 30%

Religion: 100% Muslim

Major Cities: Nouakchott and Nouadhibou

Phone Country Code: 222

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The train that travels from Nouadhibu to Zouerate is more than 1.8 miles long.