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Mauritania

  • President:Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
  • Prime Minister:Yahya Ould Hademine
  • 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
  • Government
  • National statistics office
  • Population, persons:4,420,184 (2017)
  • Area, sq km:1,030,700 (2017)
  • GDP per capita, US$:1,137 (2017)
  • GDP, billion current US$:5.0 (2017)
  • GINI index:32.6 (2014)
  • Ease of Doing Business rank:150 (2017)