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Making Tea in Maden, Mauritania
Making Tea in Maden, Mauritania

Maden

Preparation of traditional mauri tea, in the village of Maden.
Photo by Renato Brazioli

MAURITANIA

Africa

MAURITANIA

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    Capital:Nouakchott

    Location:Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara

    Currency:Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO)

    Area:1,030,700 sq km

    Population:4,079,284 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Arabic (official and national), Pular, 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

    Religion:Muslim (official) 100%

    TimeZone:UTC 0

    Tel Code:+222

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