According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Mauritania is a country located in the western part of North Africa with an area code of +222. It is bordered by Algeria, Mali and Senegal and has a population of around 4.3 million people. The capital city of Mauritania is Nouakchott and the largest city is Nouadhibou. The official language of Mauritania is Arabic but other languages such as French, Pulaar and Soninke are also spoken by the population. Islam is the predominant religion in Mauritania with over 94% of the population practicing it while other religions such as Christianity are also practiced by a small portion of the population. Mauritania has a desert climate with hot summers and mild winters which makes it an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Agriculture forms an important part of the economy as most people are involved in subsistence farming or herding livestock such as goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. Fishing also plays a role in the economy due to its proximity to both Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Tourism has been growing steadily over recent years due to its many attractions like historical sites like Chinguetti Mosque, Oualata Mosque and Adrar Plateau as well as its cultural diversity which includes various festivals throughout the year that attract tourists from all over the world every year. Mauritania is a republic with a presidential system of government. The president is elected by universal suffrage and serves as both the head of state and the head of government. The president appoints the prime minister and cabinet, who are responsible for implementing policy. The legislature consists of two chambers: the Senate, which has 56 members, and the National Assembly, which has 147 members. All are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms. Political parties are allowed, although their activity is limited due to restrictions on political activity by law. In recent years, there have been several popular protests in Mauritania calling for greater democracy and freedom of speech. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Mauritania.
Yearbook 2004 Mauritania. During the summer, Mauritania was seriously affected by grasshopper invasions. According to CountryAAH, the total population in Mauritania is 4,649,669 people in […]