Atlas of Mauritania

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موريتانيا ‎

العربية [1]موريتانيا ‎ - الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتان

موريتانيا هي دولة تقع في غرب أفريقيا على شاطئ المحيط الأطلسي، بين الصحراء الغربية والسنغال. يحدها من الشرق كل من الجزائر و مالي.

Français Mauritanie - République Islamique de Mauritanie

La République Islamique de Mauritanie est un pays d'Afrique du nord-ouest. Elle possède une importante côte donnant sur l'océan Atlantique, entre l'Algérie et le Sahara occidental (aujourd'hui annexé par le Maroc) au nord, le Mali à l'est, et le Sénégal au sud.La Mauritanie constitue un point de passage entre l´Afrique du nord et l´Afrique noire.

English Mauritania - Islamic Republic of Mauritania

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by ► Senegal on the south-west, by ► Mali on the east and south-east, by ► Algeria on the north-east, and by ► Moroccan-annexed territory of ► Western Sahara on the north-west. It is named after the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania.

Short name  Mauritania
Official name Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Status Independent country since 1960
Location North Africa
Capital [2] نواكشوط‎ ( Nouakchott)
Population 4,173,077 inhabitants
Area 1,030,700 square kilometres (398,000 sq mi)
Major languages Arabic ( official), French, Pulaar, Wolof, and Soninke
Major religions Islam
More information Mauritania, Geography of Mauritania, History of Mauritania and Politics of Mauritania
More images Mauritania - Mauritania (Category).

General maps

Carte de Mauritanie
Map of Mauritania
Carte de Mauritanie
Same map in French
Map of Mauritania
Régions de Mauritanie
Regions of Mauritania
Départements de Mauritanie
Departments of Mauritania

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Mauritania, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Mauritania.

Empire des Almoravides
Empire of the Almoravides
Empiredu Ghana
Ghana Empire 750-1068
Empire du Mali
Mali Empire 1235-1546
Empire songhaï
Songhai Empire 15th-16th century
1900-1958: French West Africa - colonizing empire ► Atlas of France

Afrique occidentale française
French West Africa

Satellite maps

Satellite map
Satellite map

Notes and references

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  1. Romanization: Mūrītāniyyā - Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Islāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah.
  2. Romanization: Nawākšūṭ

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