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Interesting Facts about Mauritania
Mauritania Interesting Facts
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Mauritania:
The name Mauritania comes from the ancient kingdom of Mauretania, itself derived from the Mauri, meaning "Moors".
Mauretania existed as a tribal kingdom from around the 6th century BC until 44 AD.
There are two species of gerbils and six species of scorpions that are endemic to Mauritania.
The flag of Mauritania has a green background with a central crescent, star and red stripes at the top and bottom. Green, star and crescent are traditional Muslim symbols, while red means bloodshed during the struggle for independence from France.
Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery.
Mauritania includes part of the world's largest desert, the Sahara.
Approximately 90% of the territory of Mauritania is desert, which is why constant droughts occur throughout the country.
Chinguetti is one of the most popular places in the country. Known for its historic desert city architecture, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mauritania is home to the Richat Structure, sometimes referred to as "Eye of the Sahara" or the "Eye of Africa".
Mauritania is one of the least densely populated countries in the world.
Mauritania is a country with a legal system based on Islamic law and military rule.
The largest ship graveyard in the world is located in Mauritania.
Mauritania is rich in minerals, including iron ore, gold, copper, gypsum and phosphate rock.
Mauritania has one of the longest trains in the world. The "Iron Ore Train" or "Desert Train" is often 2.3 km long.
The national currency of Mauritania is the ouguiya, which consists of five khums. It is one of two non-decimal currencies. The second currency is Malagasy of Madagascar.
Alcohol is banned throughout Mauritania as a result of Islam's decree - the most popular drink in the country is mint tea.
There are seven languages considered "official" in Mauritania. People mostly speak Arabic and French.
Mauritania borders Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara to the northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest.